A probe has been launched following the death one of the five newborns, and the condition of others turned critical, at Surat Municipal Corporation-run SMIMER hospital, official sources said Friday.
A few days ago, two women — Sunita Chauhan and Leela Dangi —delivered twins at the hospital, while a baby boy was born to a third woman, Gita. On April 17, as per the standard procedures, the doctors of the paediatric ward administered antibiotic injections to all five newborns.
The health of all the five babies started deteriorating and the two twins were shifted to a private hospital as only one ventilator was available in the neonatal ICU ward of the hospital. While undergoing treatment at the private hospital, one of the newborns belonging to Leela Dangi passed away on Friday, while the condition of the second is stated to be critical.
The family members alleged doctors “negligence” at SMIMER caused the death.
Meanwhile, Surat Municipal Corporation commissioner Milind Torwane formed a committee headed by Dean of SMIMER hospital Dr Kalpana Desai, Deputy Health commissioner Dr Hemant Desai and senior doctors of SMIMER hospital to probe into the incident.