Tripura: Baby dies after COVID-19 swab test, mother lodges complaint

Tripura: Baby dies after COVID-19 swab test, mother lodges complaint

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Two weeks after a new born baby died due to nose bleeding after COVID-19 swab test, the mother of the infant lodged a complaint against the hospital authorities on 28th August, Friday accusing them for negligence. The newborn baby died on 10th August, 2020 at the Tripura’s Gobinda Ballabh Panth (GBP) Hospital in Tripura.

According to reports, the officer in-charge of New Capital Complex police station said a complaint was lodged by Papia Paul Saha against doctors on duty at the hospital on August 12, when her infant boy of three days died soon after doctors and nurses collected a Covid-19 swab sample in Tripura.

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“A three-member team has been formed to inquire into the death of the baby. The team will submit its report in the next three days. We will know the details about the case after getting their report,” said director of Health Department Dr. Subhasish Debbarma.

The complainant had tested positive for coronavirus and was under treatment at the GBP Hospital’s COVID ward until recently. She then filed the complaint soon after she was discharged.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Aug 29, 2020