NHRC issues notice to Raj govt over deaths of children
New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission issued notice to the Rajasthan government on Tuesday over the deaths of more than 80 infants and children in last two months at a government-run hospital of Banswara district.
NHRC took suo motu cognisance and issued a notice to the Chief Secretary of the Rajasthan government asking for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks along with the steps taken and proposed to be taken to improve the conditions in the hospital.
According to the media report, the hospital was not properly sterilised and even the towels, being used, were found to be dirty. There was no proper sanitation in the Labour Room. The pregnant women were found to be underweight and proper consultation regarding appropriate diet was not being provided to them by the hospital. No proper records were being maintained. Due to weakness, they delivered babies at pre-mature stages and the infants suffered lung diseases leading to their deaths.