Kota Deaths: CM Ashok Gehlot on Targets, Health Minister Visits Hospital: JK Lone Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan, is not taking the name of the death of the newborns. The death toll has reached 104. At the same time, three children died on January 1, while one child died on Thursday. In view of this, Minister-in-charge of Kota Pratap Singh Khachariwas and Health minister Raghu Sharma are also reaching Kota today.
The central government has also become active in the case of newborn deaths in the Kota government hospital. On Thursday, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan gave instructions to send an expert team after talking to Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on phone. After analyzing the deficiencies in the hospital, the team will recommend immediate steps.
These include Dr. Kuldeep Singh, Head of Department of Pediatrics, Jodhpur AIIMS, Dr. Deepak Saxena, Senior Regional Director of the Ministry, Dr. Arun Singh, Neonatologist of AIIMS Jodhpur and Dr. Himanshu Bhushan, NHSRC Advisor.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan informed that a team of experts will review maternal, newborn and pediatric care services at Kota Medical College in collaboration with the state government. Also, a joint action plan will be prepared based on the analysis of deficiencies. So that financial support can be provided to Kota Medical College through the National Health Mission and State Medical Education Department.
Member of the Expert Group along with State Government officials J.K. Lawn Hospital and Medical College will arrive in Kota on January 3. After this, we will also send a detailed report to the center. Harsh Vardhan said that we are ready to provide every technical support in this matter.
Significantly, the number of infants who died in the hospital reached 100 with the death of nine newborns at Kota JK Lone Hospital on December 30-31. Four more children died in the last two days. On the other hand, Dr. AL Bairwa, in-charge of the hospital’s pediatric department said, 1,005 infants died here in 2018. The figure has decreased in 2019. Most of the deaths are due to low birth weight.
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