UPSCPCR Orders Probe Into Boy’s Death In Kanpur Hospital

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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (UPSCPCR) has ordered a probe into the Kanpur incident where a man alleged that his 12-year-old son died due to negligence of the doctors at JSVM Medical College.

“We have issued a notice to the district magistrate, who had submitted his reply that a two-member committee has been constituted to probe into the incident,” Chairperson, UPSCPCR, Juhie Singh told PTI.

She said the commission has asked the district magistrate to get the matter probed and submit his report within a week. “We have asked that in case if he was not authorised to take action, then he should identify people who committed laxity and send his report,” Singh said. She said, “In that case, we will recommend it further and get it done at the government level.”

Sunil Kumar had on August 28 brought his son Anshu, who was suffering from fever, to the emergency ward of Hallet hospital of JSVM Medical College in Kanpur and alleged that doctors asked him to go from one department to another which he did while carrying his son on his shoulders and in the process his son died, a charge which the hospital authorities have refuted.

JVSM Medical College Principal Navneet Kumar said the child was already brought dead to the hospital and an inquiry has been ordered into the matter. A committee led by three doctors has been asked to submit a report on the matter within three days, Kumar said. Kanpur District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma has also ordered an inquiry into the matter and has formed a two-member committee, comprising Additional City Magistrate and Additional Chief Medical Officer.

PTI

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