HYDERABAD: The State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) has issued notices to the Rachakonda police and the District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO) to enquire into alleged medical negligence of Kamineni Hospital resulting in a severe injury to a neonatal child.
"Private employee P Murali Krishna admitted his wife Swathi to Kamineni Hospital, L B Nagar for delivery on November 24 and Dr Nandini
performed a caesarean section on her and she gave birth to a baby girl. During the surgery, due to the negligence of doctors, the baby received a knife injury on her head and the hospital staff kept the matter secret from the parents by shifting her to the ICU citing lung disease as reason," SCPCR member Achyuta Rao
According to the commissioner member, the hospital charged ` 90,000 from the parents through insurance and ` 45,000 through cash. Finally, when parents insisted to see their child, the hospital staff revealed about the problem and asked them to bear the pharmacy charges. The parents then approached the commission, Rao said.
The SCPCR issued notices to the ACP, LB Nagar, and DMHO of Ranga Reddy
district, asking them to enquire into the matter, initiate action against the hospital and submit a report by December 21. The SCPCR has issued another notice to the Begum Bazar police asking them to enquire into a complaint lodged by 72-year-old Jagadish Narayan, who claimed that his sonin-law Chandrakanth has been holding the custody of the former's grandchildren, Nandini Yadav, 11, and Hitesh Yadav, 10, after the death of their mother.
The commission wrote to police that Chandrakanth was violating child rights by not providing basic amenities to the children by confining them to a house at Chatrinaka and directed them to submit an action taken report.