Imphal, July 31: A new born baby died 5 hours after birth at Thoubal District Hospital, Thoubal District yesterday. Family and parents of the baby alleged doctor’s negligence as the cause of the death.
Mother of the child, identified as Soibam (O) Thoibicha (18 yrs) w/o Soibam Prem (20 yrs) of Tekcham Maning Leikai, Thoubal is still in the hospital.
Speaking to the media persons, mother-in-law of Thoibicha, Soibam (O) Anita (32 yrs) w/o Soibam Ibomcha said that she went to Thoubal District Hospital along with her daughter-in-law for check up at around 9:30 am of July 30. According to the advice of the doctor they admitted her to the ward yesterday itself.
At round 4:20 pm Thoibicha gave birth to a son. The baby was born in awkward condition, but the doctor left the baby without taking up any extra care, she added.
Anita alleged the doctor identified as Subash and his wife (which is also a doctor) who was in charge of the delivery case neglected their duty despite knowing that the new born baby was facing breathing problems.
“At first we were told the baby as still born but later after about an hour we heard it crying, it was born normal but as they did not take any extra care even after knowing that it has some breathing problem, the baby died”, alleged the mother-in-law.
The family demanded immediate inquiry into the matter and urged authority to take action against the doctor for dereliction of duty. The family also said they will not accept the dead body until proper explaination is given.