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Over 60 infants died in July in MGM Hospital

Jamshedpur, Aug. 27 : The MGM Medical College Hospital is in news again for bad reasons. Over 60 infants have died in the month of July this year which prompted the state healthdepartment to constitute a probe team for finding
out the facts.

The four-member probe team headed by director-inchief, health department Dr.Sumant Mishra had visited the state-run hospital’s paediatric department on Fridayfollowing a complaint registered by a Jamshedpur-based human rights body Jharkhand Human Rights Conference that 60 infants had died at the hospital in the month
ofJuly.

The team, which also omprised director medical education A. N Mishra, (Kolhan) H. S Barwar and eastsinghbhum civil surgeonK. C Mundahad left for Ranchi after the probe. K. C. Munda,one of the probe team members, confirmed that 60 deaths took place in the month of July. ” We have gathered information and are carrying
study.

Most of the infants died due tomalnutrition and they were admitted to m G M Medical College and Hospital after their birth in hospitals of other places like Chaibasa and Seraikela.

Such infants alsobelonged to hospitals in bordering areas of Bengal and Odisha,” said Munda. The probe team member ruled out any death due to lack of oxygen and said that the report would be submitted to the state health department.

Superintendent of MGM Medical College Hospital BhartenduBhushan said that deaths of 60 new born babies took place in the month of July . According to him,comparatively a sizeable number of new born babies were admitted to the hospital with postnatal

complications in that month. ” Of 60 deaths, 12 new babies who diedwere born in our hospital and they died due to post-natal complications as well as malnutrition,” he said. MGM Medical College and Hospital is a government hospital with the facility of 540 beds.

Everyday around 1000 patients come here for treatment. It may be mentioned that State Government governed Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital, is an Indian medical school established in 1964.

It is situated in the outskirts of Jamshedpur near Dimna. The college’s hospital is located in
Sakchi.

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