Six days on,no action yet on inquiry report

Six days after the submission of the preliminary inquiry report into the death of 45-day-old infant Arnav,who died at the Government Multi Specialty Hospital,Sector 16 on February 8.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 23, 2012 5:18:32 am

Six days after the submission of the preliminary inquiry report into the death of 45-day-old infant Arnav,who died at the Government Multi Specialty Hospital,Sector 16 on February 8. Hospital authorities are yet to take any action on the inquiry report. Sources in the hospital said that the inquiry report is yet to be accepted by the higher-ups as the Director Health Services Dr Chander Mohan is on leave.

The report was submitted on February 17 by Dr S K Bhalla,the inquiry officer to the Medical Superintendent (MS),Dr Rajiv Vadhera.

Ladoo Tiwari,the father of the deceased,met the MS on Wednesday. Ladoo alleged that he has not been given a copy of the inquiry report.

The Inquiry officer,Dr Sunil K Bhalla,of the Department of Psychiatry,has concluded that the Emergency Medical Officer (EMO) Dr Neena Choudhary did not examine the baby personally and instead verbally directed the family members to take the baby to the paediatrics emergency duty room and did not make any OPD card.

The report concludes that if the EMO had examined the baby on arrival,current controversy might not have arisen.

The report further states that Dr Neena did not attend to the baby directly as protocol and procedures adopted by the EMO state that apart from trauma paediatric emergency cases,all other cases of pediatrics emergency are directly examined by the pediatrician on duty and the Emergency Medical Officer directed the parents accordingly.

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