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4-member panel to probe ‘wrongful death declaration’ of newborn in J&K

Found alive before burial in Jammu and Kashmir, the hospital declared the newborn dead. (representative image)

Jammu: The Directorate of Health Services on Tuesday constituted a four-member panel to probe a complaint against the Banihal Community Health Centre, where a newborn was allegedly falsely declared dead soon after his birth.

He said that the committee headed by Sanjay Turki, Assistant Director (Plannings), DHS Jammu has been asked to submit its report within two days.

The girl had miraculously survived after a local resident objected to burial in her fields without her knowledge, forcing her family to dig the grave within an hour of her burial.

The incident led to protests against the medical staff by the girl’s relatives inside CHC Banihal, also known as Sub-District Hospital Banihal, following which the Block Medical Officer suspended two staff posted in the labor room and ordered an inquiry. ordered.

Director Health Services, Jammu, Salim-ur-Rehman took the incident seriously and constituted a four-member committee and asked i5 to submit its report within two days.

According to an order issued by Salim-ur-Rehman late on Monday evening, other members of the committee include Jyoti Bahu, Bio-Medical Waste Management Nodal Officer DHS Jammu, Ramban District Hospital Pediatrician Narinder and Ramban District Hospital Gynecologist Shabir .

Officials said the committee members are going to Banihal Hospital to investigate the matter and fix responsibility.

The child was admitted to the Government Super Specialty GB Pant Children’s Hospital in Srinagar on Monday after being referred from Banihal Hospital.

The baby was of Basharat Ahmed Gurjar and Shamima Begum, who had a normal delivery on Monday morning at the sub-district hospital. They are residents of Bankoot village, three kilometers from Banihal town.

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4-member panel to probe ‘wrongful death declaration’ of newborn in J&K

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