Minor dies after vaccination; Family alleges Doctor’s negligence

Minor dies after vaccination; Family alleges Doctor’s negligence

Jammu and Kashmir

Nowshera, May 6: Protest erupted in this border town after a two and half year old female child died allegedly after she was administered polio vaccination at Sub District Hospital (SDH) Nowshehra last night.

The deceased has been identified as daughter of Rattan Lal of village Bagnoti, Nowshera.
Sources said that after the vaccination, the condition of child deteriorated at her residence following which she was taken to the same hospital again where she died adding that, this morning the family members of the minor protested against the alleged negligence of doctors.
According to the family members, doctors administered expired polio dose to their minor child.
Block Medical Officer (BMO) Nowshera, Dr. Suresh Gupta said that nothing could be said at this point of time because the post-mortem report of the child is awaited.
Meanwhile, as the protest over the death of the child continued, SHO Nowshera Bashir Ahmed reached at the hospital premises.
He asked the family members to file a written complaint with the Police Station Nowshera after which formal inquiry would be conducted.
“A written complaint has been received from the family members of the deceased following which we have started inquest proceedings to ascertain the reason behind the death of the minor”, a senior police officer said that written complaint has been received from the family members of the deceased following which we will take the action.
He said that body of the deceased was handed over to the family members after post-mortem at SDH Nowshera.

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