Infant death toll mounts upto 63 in Cuttack hospital | Cuttack NYOOOZ

//Infant death toll mounts upto 63 in Cuttack hospital | Cuttack NYOOOZ

Infant death toll mounts upto 63 in Cuttack hospital | Cuttack NYOOOZ

By | 2015-09-07T01:48:05+00:00 September 7th, 2015|Health|0 Comments

CUTTACK: A day after Odisha government refused to accept the central assistance for health care facilities at the Sishu Bhawan, the paediatric hospital here registered four more crib deaths today, taking the toll to 63 in past two weeks. Following the visit of a central team here last week, the Union Health ministry had deputed a team of six Senior Resident doctors to assist the under-staffed Sishu Bhawan to stem the rise in infant deaths, but the state refused to accept the assistance following which the central team was asked to go back today. The hospital spokesperson said that there were four more crib deaths today.

Meanwhile, Odisha BJP spokesman Sajjan Sharma said, “This is nothing but sheer ego by the state government which came from the ruling party`s brute majority in the Assembly.” He said when the paediatric hospital is currently having 21 vacancies against a sanctioned strength of 48 doctors, including 18 posts of assistant professors and two senior resident doctors, it is not comprehensible as to why the state refused to accept the central assistance. Sharma said a team of senior resident doctors – each in paediatrics, paediatrics surgery, pathology, biochemistry, radiology and microbiology – h…

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