Three nurses show-caused after change of newborns alleged in Raiganj hospital

11 Jun 2018

Authorities of Raiganj super-speciality hospital served show-cause notices to three nurses after changing of newborns was alleged by the family of a housewife. Police have separately started a probe into the incident.
It has been learnt from sources in the district health department that Sabana Khatun from Gharatia village of Katihar district in Bihar delivered a male baby on June 6 in the hospital. The newborn was shifted to sick neonatal care unit (SNCU) owing to asphyxia and other ailments.
While enquiring about the latest condition of the newborn, the worried family members were reportedly told that the baby had succumbed to ailments and the body was already handed over to family.
Strongly disagreeing with the claim made by the hospital authority, family members of Sabana Khatun lodged a written complaint.
According to hospital sources, a primary investigation revealed that the body was handed over to relatives of Sabina Khatun of Karandighi block who too delivered a male baby in hospital. Her baby was admitted to SNCU too.
Goutam Mandal, super of the hospital conceded the serious mistake on the part of the hospital. “Three nurses have been show-caused. Police have been looking into the matter also. We are trying to resolve the matter by holding a meeting with both the families in presence of police,” hospital super said. (EOIC)