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In Jabalpur’s Shahdol District Hospital, the process of death of children is taking a name. Five more children have died here in the last 60 hours. There are deaths due to different diseases and due to premature delivery of the baby. These include two girls of two to eleven days, one and a quarter months old and two girls of seven and two and a half months. Due to the continuous death of children in Shahdol, once again there has been a stir in the entire Bhopal, due to which National Health Mission Director Chitra Bhardwaj held an online meeting. In this meeting, top officers and Deputy Directors from the Health Department were included. During the review at the government level, it was found that the reason behind the death of children is the field staff. According to the sources, it has been considered in the review that if the field worker was conscious and sent the children to the hospital on time, then their life could be saved. The Health Department team, which went to investigate the death of children under the leadership of the deputy director, sent its report to the government on Friday.
There is a lack of infrastructure in the hospital
According to the information, in this report, it is suggested to open the newborn intensive care in the medical college in Shahdol District Hospital for not having a pediatrician and to increase the infrastructure. Along with this, the district hospital has also been asked to start pediatrics soon.
Awareness campaign will be conducted to reduce death rate
After receiving the report of the investigation, Mission Director Chitra Bhardwaj has ordered to re-train the field staff of Health Department. Who was stalled due to a corona infection. He has instructed that the people of Asha, Usha activists and NNM should keep a special watch on the children who are sick and the child who is found to be sick should be brought to the hospital at the right time. The mission director has asked Meadow Amla to be aware of the health of her children with herself. The case will be reviewed again next month.
Death ratio is more than 20%
An investigation team led by Rewa deputy director DN Pathak reached the hospital to find out the deaths of children in Shahdol district hospital. While investigating in the hospital, the team found that the death ratio of the children in the hospital is more than 20%. At the same time, overall percentage of death in SNCU is found 17 to 18 and in PICU 18%. In PICU, instead of four, only one doctor and he was also allegedly on leave, his investigation of being on leave is being taken seriously. The team also investigated deeply that 4 senior resident doctors are attached to the district hospital. So how is it possible for him to remain round the clock in the labor room, PICU and SNCU? The investigation team has again asked the hospital nurse to give protocol training.
The responsibility of another district is also on the hospital
During the investigation, the team also found that nearby Umaria, Anuppur and Dindori districts are the responsibility above Shahdol District Hospital. Due to which the number of referral cases in the hospital increases. Due to the increase in these referral cases, there was a shortage of resources in the hospital. Keeping all these problems in mind, the team insisted on commissioning SNCU at Shahdol District Hospital and appointment of pediatricians there due to lack of consultants in the attached hospital.
This is the case
Five more children died in Shahdol district hospital within 60 hours. Two children died on Wednesday, two children died on Thursday and another child on Friday. The hospital did not make public this matter to avoid the case of these child deaths. When a child was taken to a private hospital, the district hospital in critical condition on Friday. Civil surgeons came to see the delicate condition of the child, by then the child had died in the evening. The civil surgeon confirmed the deaths of five children and said that the 11-month-old girl who died of Dindori died on December 1 at the SNCU. Then on the same day, 2 girls died in SNCU in one day.
The civil surgeon said that Mathura Bag, a resident of Katkona district of Shahdol, admitted his two and a half year old girl to Paramanand Hospital on Thursday. The girl’s condition deteriorated and she was admitted to the district hospital on Friday. Due to the critical condition of the child, he was put on ventilator. The girl died late in the evening.
According to the information, about two and a half months ago a woman gave birth to twins. The first child has already died and the second child made his last breath late this evening at the same district hospital where he was born two and a half months ago.