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Minister assures stern action in Niloufer deaths case
Minister assures stern action in Niloufer deaths case

Minister assures stern action in Niloufer deaths case

Hyderabad: Stating that the enquiry report on the death of five women during delivery in Niloufer hospital would be received in the next three to four days, Health Minister Dr. Lakshma Reddy said that the State Government would take stern action against those found guilty of negligence.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, the Health Minister appealed to the opposition parties not to politicise the deaths. He said that the complete medical history and treatment given to those five women was also being reviewed.

He said that a three-member team comprising of Anesthetist Dr. Deep Raj Singh, Petla Burj Hospital Superintendant Dr. Pratibha and Gandhi Hospital’s professor Dr. Rani was conducting a comprehensive probe.

The minister informed that last year as many as 6,795 deliveries were performed at Niloufer Hospital while this year 553 babies have been delivered so far.

He said Niloufer Hospital gets nearly 1,000-1200 out-patients and about 900-1400 in-patients every day. He said most of the cases which come to Niloufer Hospital are of complicated nature.

He said that the Niloufer Hospital has a good reputation and it also act as a training school for doctors of other hospitals across the country. (INN)

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