Seventeen Babies died in WB Govt Hospital
July 2, 2011 3:37am CST
In Kolkata, Jun 30 (PTI) Twelve babies died at a state-run hospital, triggering protests by locals and relatives, which prompted the West Bengal government to order an enquiry into it. "Most of these babies were brought in a moribund stage," However, unconfirmed sources said 17 babies died at the hospital in the last 48 hours. The agitators also blocked the hospital road and were later chased away by policemen. Earlier in September 2002, there were protests in the same hospital when 14 children died of broncho-pneumonia and gastro-enteritis. you can see all news in http://in.news.yahoo.com/12-babies-die-govt-hospital-wb-cm-orders-103100931.html this link Really this is very sad news on the same hospital second time this incident is happen. Share you views how can manage the reputation of this hospital and next the patient will go there or not.
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7 Jul 11
In India our present U.P.A. government is really very waste government. If is fully filled with fraud and corruptions. The funds are releasing on the name of the poor children, that money is going in the hands of govt. officers and political leaders. The children needs govt. support, but the govt. is habitured to corruption, then how the situation will change?
2 Jul 11
Before blaming the hospital, it would be better to analyze the whole matter with proper logic. All the hospitals in West Bengal, even those in Kolkata lack in the minimum infrastructure required to tackle emergency patients. All the hospitals are overcrowded to such an extent that one bed is shared by more than one patient, so there is every chance of cross-infection. Even the floors are occupied by patients. The doctors and other health staffs are over burdened by the rush of so many patients. In most of the cases, the patients are brought to the hospital at the last moment and on many occasions the doctors have nothing to do. If you analyze the socioeconomic conditions of the parents of such babies, you will find that most of them are so poor that the babies are mostly underweight which is a vital cause for the deaths of so many babies. So the basic problem lies mostly in the socioeconomic conditions of the families. If it can be raised to a higher level, such deaths will automatically decrease. Another important problem in health care system in West Bengal is that all the facilities that are available in this state is only found in Kolkata, the health care system in West Bengal other than Kolkata still now remains in a primitive stage. So I think all the hospitals at the district level should be well equipped so that the tendency to refer all patients to Kolkata can be minimized. One thing should be kept in mind that a lot of time is lost during transport of patients and this wastage of time is very vital for such acute patients who need immediate medical attention in a well equipped hospital. Unless we can remove the root such incidences will surely happen off and on.
2 Jul 11
Who cares about what. This is the world around us. As long as I am not losing anything, I don't care about others. Here this is one of the best example. Govt. will make an inquiry, there will be an expert enquirer, some minsters and politicians will interfere and few doctors will get suspension and slowly the chapter will close for ever. In fact (we) the common man doesn't know anything what is all happening around the hospitals and such places where govt. operates. If we look around the people who all are behind, they may be placed will and the allocated money and medicines are roll around with black market and not even 10% will reach to the needy. There is no proper administration and nothing works proper. It is all happening for a NEWS to the media and tomorrow, the real sufferer is only the common man, who always labeled as DONKEY. Thank-s
2 Jul 11
Really friend common men is more suffered due to this type of incident and no proper administration ans works proper so no one can knows what is happening in the hospital and what type of medicine are giving to the patient. Really now life is so risky. Thanks for response.
3 Jul 11
Yes, We can expect still more such incidents over here again and again, because it is Indian politicians and Indian politics. No one care about others, that is what really happens here. All are here in the sake of name, not for the good of the people. Thank-s
6 Jul 11
Kolkata is calcutta - yes traffic moves like a snail. If anybody has to catch a train he should leave the houe 3/4 hours earlier. If there strikes and bandhs for which Bengalis are known - nothing can be done. another state - Kerala also bandhs, trafffic held up are more.
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2 Jul 11
Hi surekharathi Yes I did read about this in one of the myLot news articles. I was sadden for the families and parents of the babies. They say they are investigating and I do hope they can get to the bottom as to why. It is way too many in such a short span. It appears that the proper care is not being used there. I do hope a thorough investigation can figure out the why so that in the future this does not continue to happen.
2 Jul 11
Friend I want to say or request you not call my full name you call me only surekha because we are good friends you can call only name not surname. Nice you read this news in mylot news article really this was sad incident. We can imagine how the parents of those childs feel. Thanks for sharing your nice views my dear friend.