Rajasthan Infants Death Toll reaches 100 : Explained

Rajasthan Infants Death Toll reaches 100 : Explained

About hundred babies have died at a single hospital in Rajasthan in a month, raising questions whether the alarming deaths were caused by the negligence of the hospital staff. At least nine infants died in the last two days of December at the government-run JK Lon hospital in the city of Kota, 251 km from Jaipur.

The report says about Ten children died at the government-run hospital during a 48-hour period between December 23 and 24.Four children died on December 30 while five on December 31, all mainly due to low birth weight.

According to the State’s Medical Education Secretary had found lapses in the incubation unit for the neonatal Infants at JK Lon hospital.

As per sources the Incubation units were found not to be working properly, and the hospital placed two infants into one incubator due to the shortage.

However, a Rajasthan government committee gives a clean chit to the hospital authorities earlier this week and ruled that the infants were given the right treatment.

According to data from the Sample Registration System At 38 deaths per 1,000 births, the average infant mortality rate is quite high in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma said that "We are saddened by this, our responsibility is to give clinical support, and several children were brought with critical ailments. BJP can audit if they want, we saved all the children who were in condition to be saved,"

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath accused the Congress chief of insensitivity. His Hindi tweet, roughly translated, that: "The deaths of 100 children at a Kota hospital is heartrending. The loss of the mothers is against the tents of civilised society, human values and sensitivity. It is sad that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, despite being women, could not understand.