UP: Newborn dies at Community Health Centre, Staff nurse faces suspension

Shahjahanpur: A staff nurse of a community health centre has been suspended in connection with the death of a newborn child, officials said.

The step was taken after Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak ordered a probe into the matter on Monday.

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Chief Medical Officer (CMO) S P Gautam said, Jasmeet Kaur, who was posted at a community health centre, has been suspended after an initial probe for laxity in performing her duties.

The matter is being probed by Deputy CMO PP Singh and based on his report, action will be taken against those found guilty.

A pregnant woman Kiran had arrived at Banda health centre on Monday at about 2 am and had given birth to a child at about 8 am.

The infant was reported to have difficulty in breathing and was referred to a medical college, but the family took him to a private hospital where the child died, officials said, adding that Kiran was still undergoing treatment at the health centre and is stable.

The deputy chief minister said in a tweet on Monday, taking cognisance of the death of a newborn and the critical condition of the mother in a CHC in Banda, Shahjahanpur due to lack of timely medical intervention, I have directed the CMO, Shahjahanpur to take strict action against the culprits and submit a report in this matter by evening.

Pathak also tweeted about the matter to inform people about the probe.

Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that the Mizoram government has suspended a government medical officer of a health facility over her alleged misbehaviour and medical negligence resulting in the death of a patient. The suspension order came in the wake of outrage on various social media platforms over a 37-year-old man, who died a day after he was allegedly forcefully discharged by the doctor in a fit of rage.

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