Mangaluru: Row over Newborn Baby’s Death at Lady Goschen – Family Members Stage Protest

Mangaluru: A newborn baby died in the Lady Goschen hospital here, on June 28.

As soon as the baby died, people gathered in large numbers in front of the hospital alleging that the doctors negligence had a hand in the baby’s death.

On June 25, Prabhavati, a resident of Kunjathbail, was admitted to Lady Goschen hospital with labour pain. Prabhavati delivered a baby boy on the same day through a Cesarean operation and the baby weighed 2.5 kg. It was kept in the incubator for observation. On June 28, till the afternoon, the baby was healthy. At around 2:30 pm, when the nurse went to the incubator, the child looked blue and his breathing had stopped. The doctors were informed immediately and they tried to save the baby but failed in their efforts.

The family members of Prabhavati staged a protest demanding the Health Minister to visit the hospital. Police were also called to the hospital to control the situation.

The doctor on duty said that the family alleged that the negligence of the doctors caused the death of the baby. It is suspected that the baby may have died due to suffocation while feeding. “We tried our best to save the baby but failed in our attempts. While we checked it, we found some amount of milk in the baby’s windpipe. The family blames that the baby died due to electric shock. We do not have such equipment in the hospital where there is risk for the babies or any electric wires passing through the incubator. We keep most of the babies in the incubator for observation.”

The exact cause of death will be revealed once the post-mortem is done.

The body of the newborn was shifted for post-mortem. Prabhavathi was discharged by her husband and shifted to another hospital. The police requested the protesters to vacate the premises. A case has been filed in this regard.

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