Srinagar: Srinagar's only pediatric hospital, the GB Pant, lacked proper sanitation which was one of the primary reasons behind the 400 infant deaths reported from the hospital earlier this year, an inquiry report has said.
CNN-IBN had first highlighted the issue, after which an inquiry was ordered into the case.
The inquiry found incidents of gross negligence at the hospital. Its report stated that one of the primary reasons for infant deaths was poor sanitation.
Overuse of tubing in ventilators led to spread of infection among infants, the report said....more
07:12 PM, Jun 12, 2012
Srinagar: Another infant has died at the GB Pant Hospital, Srinagar's only paediatric facility, taking the death toll to 359 in five months. The infant died when the state's Medical Education Minister RS Chib was visiting the hospital on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's orders. The government acted after CNN-IBN reported on the shortage of the medical staff and facilities and has released funds for an upgrade. Speaking...
09:47 AM, May 17, 2012