Kanpur boy's death: DM sends inquiry report to PMO and CM

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Kanpur, Sep 1 District authorities today sent an inquiry report to PMO and Chief Minister office in connection with the death of a 12-year-old boy due to alleged negligence of doctors in Kanpur Medical College.

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"Strict actions will be taken against guilty doctors and hospital staff on the basis of the report submitted by a two-member committee, including Additional City Magistrate and Additional Chief Medical Officer," District Magistrate Kaushal Raj told PTI.

He said copies of the report have been sent to the PMO in Delhi and Chief Minister's office in Lucknow.

Sunil Kumar brought his son Anshu, who was suffering from fever, to the emergency ward of Hallet hospital of JSVM Medical College in Kanpur on August 28 and alleged that doctors asked him to go from one department to another which he did while carrying his son on his shoulders and the boy died later, a charge which the hospital authorities have refuted.

Following the death of the boy, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has suspended the Chief Medical Superintendent of the Medical College. Kaushal said officials of the district administration are inspecting all government hospitals in the city and apprising him of the situation on a daily basis.

"I personally have visited several hospitals to understand the everyday problems faced by the patients visiting there," the DM said.

He yesterday asked all government hospitals to improve their facilities within three days, failing which they could face action.

He admitted that government hospitals in the district lack in facilities to match the rush of patients with dengue and viral and said the administration is making efforts to provide immediate help.


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