Four day old infant dies after being shuttled around Bareilly hospital for 3 hours in UP, doctor suspended

UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday ordered the suspension of a doctor and departmental proceedings against another after reports of negligence in attending to an infant at a government hospital in Bareilly surfaced, officials said here.

The Chief Medical Superintendent of the men’s wing at the government hospital, Dr Kamlendra Swaroop Gupta, was suspended after the death of the four day old girl, an official release stated. Departmental proceedings have also been ordered against Dr Alka Sharma, CMS, women’s wing.

“A critically ill child was brought to the men’s wing of the hospital, where paediatricians were available. Instead of stablising the child, her family was sent to the women’s wing, from where the child was sent back,” officials said.

According to reports, the 4 day old baby girl died after being shuttled from one wing of the hospital to another. The girl born at a private hospital on June 15 had difficulty in breathing after which her parents brought her to the government hospital in Bareilly.

Her family alleged they were made to run from one wing of the hospital to another for over three hours due to which the infant died.

The infant’s mother said, “She was not drinking milk. People suggested me to admit her to the hospital. When we went to a doctor at the hospital, they told me to go to the women’s ward. When I went there, they said there was no bed available there.”

Woman department chief Alka Sharma told that there were no beds available when the victim visited them. She said, “We have only four beds with having eight children on them.”

Men’s department head Dr Gupta said, “I have given clear orders that all patients should be admitted. She kept wandering in the hospital but did not go to the emergency ward. Had she visited there, we would have saved the girl.”


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