Three more babies die at Ruia

Published: 17th August 2012 10:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2012 10:49 AM   |  A+A-

The infants toll at SVR Ruia government general hospital has gone up to nine with three more dying, allegedly due to doctors’ negligence on Thursday. The deaths occurred even as the hospital authorities, along with TTD executive officer LV Subramanyam, district collector Solomon Arokyaraj and district minister Galla Aruna Kumari were discussing how to improve the facilities at Ruia hospital.

Though three deaths were reported on Thursday, only one has been officially confirmed so far. Doctors ruled out shortage of oxygen, said to be the reason behind the deaths, and explained that various medical complications have lead to the death of the infants brought to the hospital in a critical condition.

Meanwhile, Tirupati MLA B Karunakar Reddy staged a dharna at the hospital, denouncing the negligence of the doctors and hospital authorities.  Earlier in the day, minister for mines and geology Galla Aruna Kumari visited the hospital and interacted with doctors and parents of the children admitted there. In spite of complaints from the parents, the minister gave a clean chit to doctors and said that they were working hard.

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