Infant dies after govt. hospitals fail to provide ventilation

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New Delhi: One-day-old infant died after the biggest hospitals of Delhi failed to provide ventilation support. The baby was born prematurely in a nursing home and ventilation support was required immediately.

Since the parents of the infant couldn’t afford private healthcare the infant was taken to Manohar Lohia and Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital but was refused admission citing shortage of beds.

The Delhi government has also sought a reply from KAlavati, LJP and RML hospitals.

A relative of the infant said, “They told us that there is very less chance that the newborn would survive. So they asked us to shift the baby to other hospital since they did not have the required facility. The government hospitals also did not help. By the time a doctor checked the new born, the new born had already died.”

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