NHRC issues notice to Rajasthan Government on death of two infants due to overheating of warmers of a government-run hospital in Ajmer district
New Delhi, 22nd April, 2022
The National Human Rights Commission, India has taken suo-motu cognizance of a media report of death of two infants in a Government-run, Amrit Kaur Hospital, in Ajmer district, Rajasthan. The Commission has issued notice to the Chief Secretary of Rajasthan, calling for a detailed report, within six weeks, including status of investigation in the matter, action taken against the responsible persons, along with the relief, if any, provided to the aggrieved families.
As per the media report, the incident which occurred at night, due to temperature fluctuation and overheating of the warmer, caused the deaths. It is also reported that there were 20 babies admitted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) when the incident occurred and other babies narrowly escaped from death. Before the incident, the mothers of the babies had visited the NICU to breast feed.
Both the babies were kept in the same warmer. After getting information, the doctors rushed immediately to the NICU but the babies could not be saved. The bodies of the babies have reportedly been kept in the mortuary of the hospital. According to the media report, an incident of fire had occurred last year in the NICU of the same hospital.