PUDUCHERRY: The death of three infants at the Rajiv Gandhi Women and Children Hospital (RGWCH) in a span of four days sparked protests by parents, activists and residents of Orleanpet constituency. Alleging medical negligence, they resorted to a road roko demanding inquiry and action against those responsible for the deaths, on Wednesday.
A four-day-old baby boy born to Nadiya of Kandoctorthottam, developed milk aspiration and was kept on ventilator support in the ICU of the hospital. However, the baby died on Wednesday. The other case was that of a stillborn baby delivered by Vani of Periyar Nagar, who was admitted to the hospital for delivery on August 1. She had gone into labour on Wednesday. A 45-day-old baby born at JIPMER and later brought to RGWCH died on Sunday. The baby was diagnosed with liver abscess, said hospital authorities.
Traffic was affected for around half and hour on the road in front of the hospital as a result of the road roko, which was withdrawn after the intervention of Police and Revenue officials.