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Family alleges negligence by pvt hospital led to 3-yr-old child's death

Press Trust of India  |  Noida (UP) 

A family from Tuesday accused a private hospital here of in treatment which resulted in the death of their three-year-old child, police said.

In a complaint at the Sector 20 police station, the family, residing in New Ashok Nagar, Delhi, said they had taken the child to the in Sector 26, Noida, after he complained of and on September 7.

Diwakar Prasad Singh, the maternal uncle of the child, told that the hospital suggested that the child be kept under observation for two days.

"During this period, multiple tests including were done but nothing critical was reported. But they were negligent in the use of the needle during treatment which led to the deterioration of his health," he said, and alleged that the child was left thirsty for a long time in the hospital.

Claiming in administering injections to the boy, Singh said when the situation worsened, the doctors suggested that child be shifted to the in Jasola,

"The hospital in Sector 26 did not have ventilator facility so they suggested the move," Singh, a consultant in sector, claimed.

He said for the next two days the doctors could not specify what was wrong with the child and then the family decided to shift him to (RML)Hospital in Delhi, where he passed away.

Apollo Hospitals, however, said the family decided to shift the patient to another facility against their advice.

"The child was admitted at our facility and given the condition subsequently transferred to for management. The family decided to shift the patient to another facility against our medical advice. We condole the passing away of the child and express our emotional solidarity with the family," the hospital said in a statement to

The child's uncle said they had first approached the police in Delhi and were then told to make a complaint in because the hospital where they first took the child is here.

The police said the family reached them Tuesday with their complaint and the matter has been referred to the of the district hospital for probe.

"In such cases, the matter is first referred to the district hospital where a medical committee determines if the hospital is at fault," Pant, in charge of the Sector 20 police station, told

"We will also submit a report after a preliminary probe," he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 00:40 IST
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