Infant dies at MGM, kin protest

Published: 07th August 2012 10:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2012 10:33 AM   |  A+A-

A five-month-old infant died in MGM Hospital while undergoing treatment on Sunday night. Family members of the infant staged a dharna at the hospital, till the wee hours of Monday, alleging that the death occurred due to shortage of ventilators.

The infant, Manasa, was admitted to the hospital with high fever by father Errasaidulu, belonging to Veldanda in Narmetta mandal, on Aug 1.

Doctors examined the baby and diagnosed that she was suffering from meningitis. She was put on ventilator for the last five days but there has been no improvement in her condition.

On Sunday night, a girl who suffered a snakebite, was brought to the hospital. Finding that her condition was serious, doctors removed Manasa from the ventilator and put the other girl on it.

Knowing about it, Manasa's parents entered into an argument with the doctors.

But MGM authorities maintained that they had informed Manasa's parents, two days ago, that she was braindead and even suggested that she be taken back home.

The hospital superintendent and RMO were not available for their comments.

However, Saidulu lodged a written complaint with the medical officials against the hospital authorities.

There is severe shortage of ventilators in MGM. Last month, an auto driver died due to lack of a ventilator.

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