Newborn girl dies in Delhi as family fails to get ventilator bed in four hospitals

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New Delhi | Published: September 22, 2017 10:57:08 AM

In a heartbreaking event, a newborn girl died in Delhi on Thursday after her family failed to find ventilator support in as many as four hospitals.

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In a heartbreaking event, a newborn girl died in Delhi on Thursday after her family failed to find ventilator support in as many as four hospitals, according to a report by TOI. The child’s father Rizwan Ahmed was quoted as saying in the report that he went to Lok Nayak hospital, Chacha Nehru Baal Chikitsalaya and Guru Tegh Bahadur hospital in Delhi but all of them refused admission by saying that there is a lack of beds. When these three government hospitals denied admission, Ahmed took his daughter to the Jag Pravesh Chandra hospital in northeast Delhi.

Unfortunately, it didn’t have ventilator support as well. The newborn baby took her last breath there. As per the report, it was a normal birth which took place around 1:45 pm on Wednesday. But, soon after the birth, she was diagnosed with birth asphyxia which causes less oxygen to go to the brain and necessitates immediate ventilator support. The JPCH doctors asked the family to take the child to higher centre as it didn’t have ventilator support.

Last month, a case of medical negligence emerged from Jodhpur’s Umaid Hospital where a newborn died as two doctors got engaged in a verbal spat inside the operation theatre. The pregnant woman was undergoing an emergency C-section and since the doctors were busy fighting with each other, the newborn died.

The incident was shot on camera by a person who was present inside the operation theatre. The video was then shared on various social media platforms and had gone viral. Both these doctors were immediately removed from their duty and the hospital had also said that it will take disciplinary action against them.

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