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FIR against Farukkhabad CMO, CMS on death of 49 children in a month

Last Modified Monday, 4 September 2017 (15:11 IST)
Lucknow: An has been filed against the Chief Medical Officer(CMO) and Chief Medical Superintendent(CMS) of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia district hospital in Farrukhabad following death of 49 children in a month. The FIR was registered by the city magistrate at Farrukhabad Kotwali police station last night after the probe ordered by the district magistrate found some lapses, including scarcity of oxygen as being the reason for the deaths between July 21 and August 20.
 
Of the deceased, 30 infants, mostly new-borns, died at the Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) ward while 19 passed away in the delivery room, the media report had claimed. However, during the investigation, the reports were found to be true and thus an FIR was registered. Farrukhabad district magistrate Ravindra Kumar had ordered the probe and the city magistrate and ADM(Sadar) Ajit Kumar Singh investigated the matter. Mr Kumar said in Farrukhabad today that strict action would be taken against the guilty.
 
He said police investigation was underway. According to officials, FIR against the CMO and was registered under section 176, 188 and 304 of the IPC. In a similar case in Gorakhpur, the Uttar Pradesh government had lodged FIR against nine people, of which three doctors have been arrested so far. In the BRD Medical College hospital, over 30 children had died due to lack of oxygen between August 9 and 10. (UNI)
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