Day after fire at newborn care unit in Alwar hospital, Rajasthan govt suspends six personnel, including two doctors

  • An infant girl received critical burns in the fire incident at Geetanand Government Hospital, Alwar on Tuesday and succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday

  • Two doctors, unit in-charge Mahesh Sharma and Kirpal Singh, who was on duty when the fire broke out, were suspended, said Medical and Health Department Director KK Sharma.

  • Besides the two doctors, three nursing staffers and one ward boy too were suspended on the basis of a preliminary enquiry report,

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Wednesday suspended two doctors, three nursing staff and a ward boy and terminated the services of a contractual staffer, a day after a child died in a fire that broke out in the newborn care unit of Alwar hospital.

 Day after fire at newborn care unit in Alwar hospital, Rajasthan govt suspends six personnel, including two doctors

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Two doctors, unit in-charge Mahesh Sharma and Kirpal Singh, who was on duty when the fire broke out, were suspended, said Medical and Health Department Director KK Sharma.

Besides the two doctors, three nursing staffers and one ward boy too were suspended on the basis of a preliminary enquiry report, he added. An electrician, who was on contractual appointment in the hospital, too was terminated.

An infant girl received critical burns in the fire incident at Geetanand Government Hospital, Alwar on Tuesday. She succumbed to the injuries during treatment at JK Lon hospital in Jaipur on Wednesday.

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Updated Date: Jan 01, 2020 21:23:36 IST