In a tragic incident reported from Delhi, a four-month-old baby died at a city hospital on Friday after he was given a pain killer injection to provide temporary relief from the pain caused by a stitch in the upper lip. The incident took place in Delhi’s Rohini-located Jaipur Golden Hospital on January 17. The boy was taken to the hospital by the family after he had suffered a cut in the upper lip. The family was reportedly told that the doctors were planning to put a stitch to treat the cut, and the family agreed.
A minor surgery was performed and the baby was given back to the mother. However, he kept crying even 30 minutes after the surgery was over. “The doctors took the baby away and administered some pain killer which he became completely silent. We got afraid to see him completely silent and without any motion,” Manish Kumar, uncle of the deceased said.
The family once again called the doctors after which the boy was taken to the ICU. He was kept there for another one hour before the doctors informed about the tragic incident. “After checking, they immediately rushed him to the ICU where he was kept for nearly one hour. After one hour, the doctors came out and informed that the baby had died due to medicine reaction,” said Kumar.
When the matter was taken to the Medical Superintendent, the family was told that it was a case of medicine reaction and nothing could be done about it. The family filed a police complaint against the hospital and the doctors involved in the treatment of the baby.
This isn’t the first time when Jaipur Golden Hospital has come to news because of medical negligence. In 2015, in a similar case in the same hospital, Anamika Ray, a 36-year-old woman academician from Assam had died due to blood infection caused while undergoing a surgery there.