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Miracle or apathy? West Bengal hospital forced to re-admit ‘dead’ baby

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In a serious lapse, a state-run district hospital in Nadia allegedly issued delivery death certificate to a new-born but had to re-admit it after it suddenly showed signs of life. A district health official, confirming the incident, told PTI a high-level committee has been formed to investigate the matter which allegedly took place at Krishnanagar Sadar Hospital.

Family members of the new-born’s father Bulbul Mondal claimed that as they took away Bulbul’s male baby after being issued a delivery death certificate by the hospital, it suddenly showed signs of life on reaching the family’s Bahirgachhi home and they then took back the new born to the same hospital who then got him re-admitted.

The baby, later taken to the SNCU department of Krishnagar ‘Sadar’ hospital, was now kept under observation, a hospital spokesman said.
District Chief Medical Officer of Health, Tapas Roy said, “we have formed a six-member committee to investigate the case.”

An official of Chapra Police station said, as per their information the family took the baby to police station this afternoon and was advised by the policemen to get it re-admitted to the same hospital.
Bulbul’s family said no complaint has been lodged with the police.

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