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Oyetri died of suffocation, confirms post-mortem

Kolkata: The post-mortem report of two-and-a-half-year-old Oyetri Dey has clearly pointed out that the child's death was caused due to breathing trouble that was triggered due to lack of oxygen and there was no problem associated with her heart.
The minor died at AMRI Hospital in Mukundapur recently after which her family members alleged gross negligence on the part of the private hospital.
The hospital authorities had been insisting time and again that there was some ailment in her heart while her parents claimed otherwise.
The report has pointed out that intravenous of the child was conducted without any allergy test. Augmentin was supplied to her through the channel that was created by applying the intravenous method. Augmentin drug is used for curing diseases resulting from bacteria.
"The report indicates that Augmentin drug was given to her without conducting any allergic test. This resulted in her breathing problem that ultimately led to her death. This proves clearly that our claims that there was total negligence on the part of the hospital are justified," a family member of the victim said.
According to forensic expert Ajoy Gupta, if Augmentin drug is not suitable for a child it may lead to serious complications and it is not desirable to provide the drug without conducting allergy test.
The minor died on January 17 and when her parents Jayanta and Shampa Dey alleged medical negligence, unit head Jayanti Chattopadhyay had abused them publicly. However, she was removed from duty and the hospital authorities had formed a six-member committee to probe into the alleged negligence.
The victim's parents have already lodged a complaint with the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission (WBCERC) following the intervention of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Some officials from the private hospital and the victim's parents appeared before WBCERC for the first hearing that was held on Friday. Both parties have been asked to submit affidavits by next Wednesday which is the second hearing date.
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