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Official suspended over boy’s death in Kanpur hospital

"The CM has suspended CMS of Kanpur Medical College R C Gupta with immediate effect," he said in a statement issued late Tuesday night.

Yadav said the state government is committed to provide better medical facilities to the people and insensitive doctors will not be tolerated. The UP State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (UPSCPCR) had also ordered a probe into the Kanpur incident where a man alleged that his 12-year-old son died due to negligence of the doctors at JSVM Medical College.

"We have issued a notice to the district magistrate, who had submitted his reply that a two-member committee has been constituted to probe into the incident," UPSCPCR Chairperson Juhie Singh had said. She said the commission had asked the district magistrate to get the matter probed and submit his report within a week.

"We have asked that in case he was not authorised to take action, then he should identify the people who committed laxity and send his report," she said.

Sunil Kumar brought his son Anshu, who was suffering from fever, to the emergency ward of Hallet hospital of JSVM Medical College in Kanpur on August 28 and alleged that doctors asked him to go from one department to another which he did while carrying his son on his shoulders and the boy died later, a charge which the hospital authorities have refuted.

JVSM Medical College Principal Navneet Kumar said the child was already brought dead to the hospital and an inquiry has been ordered into the matter.

Kanpur DM urges corporates to help improve city hospitals
After the death of a 12-year-old boy due to alleged apathy of doctors in Kanpur Medical College, district authorities on Wednesday asked all government hospitals to improve their facilities within three days, failing which they could face action.

"After visiting various hospitals in the city, directions have been issued to the hospitals to improve their facilities within three days, failing which action will be taken against the CMS of the faulty hospitals," District Magistrate Kaushal Raj said on Wednesday.

He admitted that government hospitals in the district lack in facilities to match the rush of patients and said while the administration is making efforts to provide help, industrialists, traders and factory-owners have also been asked to help under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). "This will help in betterment of the hospitals," Raj said.
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