Rajasthan infant deaths: Toll rises to 107, Centre's team reaches JK Lon Hospital to take stock of situation

  • Central team of experts on Saturday visited JK Lon Hospital in Kota to take stock of infant deaths in Rajasthan

  • According to the officials, the death toll has mounted to 107 on Saturday

  • NHRC issued notice to Chief Secretary of Rajasthan to submit detailed report within four weeks about steps being taken to address issue

Kota: A central team of experts on Saturday visited JK Lon Hospital in Kota to take stock of infant deaths in Rajasthan. According to the officials, the death toll has mounted to 107 on Saturday, after a child died in the morning.

 Rajasthan infant deaths: Toll rises to 107, Centres team reaches JK Lon Hospital to take stock of situation

Central government team at Kota's JK Lon Hospital. ANI

A three-member State government committee of doctors that was sent to investigate the matter on 23 and 24 December found that JK Lone Hospital is short of beds and requires improvement.
However, the committee gave a clean chit to the doctors for any lapses over the death of infants admitted there.

As per the government report, at least 91 infants lost their lives at the government hospital in December last year. Meanwhile, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary of Rajasthan to submit a detailed report within four weeks about the steps being taken to address the issue.

The Commission also asked the Chief Secretary to ensure that such deaths of children do not recur in the future due to a lack of infrastructure and health facilities at the hospitals.

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Updated Date: Jan 04, 2020 17:56:48 IST