8200 children dead in Safdarjung Hospital in last 5 yrs: RTI

Meenakshi Upreti, CNN-IBN | Feb 08, 2013 at 07:53pm


New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to Union Health Secretary and Medical Superintendent of Safdarjung Hospital in the national capital on a complaint alleging that more than 8,200 children died at the institution in the last five years. The notice was sent on the basis of an RTI query which revealed that of the 18 ventilators available for children in the hospital, five were not functional.