Punish those responsible for baby deaths at Srinagar's GB Pant Hospital
  • Petitioned Union Health Minister

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Ghulam Nabi Azad
Union Health Minister
Chief Minister J and K
Omar Abdullah
State Health and Med Edu Minister
R.S Chib

Punish those responsible for baby deaths at Srinagar's GB Pant Hospital

    1. Nazir Bulla
    2. Petition by

      Nazir Bulla

      Sopore, India

35 newborn babies have died in the last 15 days at Srinagar's GB Pant hospital and more than 359 babies have died in the last five months.  Will the J&K Government punish the guilty and take immediate action ?

This is the Kashmir's only paediatric facility. While, just within a 5 KM radius of this facility, Srinagar is proud to show off two world-class golf courses, there are only 3 ventilator machines for the thousands of children who come to treatment to the the nearby GB Pant. 

Isn't this some kind of wrong prioritisation? Isn't this is inefficiency of epic proportions. Isn't this Murder? Shouldn't there should be a criminal investigation into this? Shouldn't those responsible for cutting short the lives of these children be held accountable? Shouldn't the culprits be arrested and charges pressed against whosoever is responsible. If death by negligence of young children isn't a crime, what is?  

Newspaper reports quote over-worked doctors saying that asphyxiation has been the cause in almost 98 percent of the deaths reported in the hospital. The facility needs more ventilators and staff. Instead Kashmir’s lone paediatric hospital has been allocated an annual budget of Rs 13 crore only. 

Our demands are very simple.

A) Over and beyond the scope of the administrative enquiry ordered by the CM, a criminal investigation be started into the alarmingly high number of deaths at the G B Pant Hospital.

B) Staff and resources be allocated on a priority basis to the hospital so that the deaths can be prevented.

Young children going to the hospital seeking medical attention shouldn't come back home in coffins. No parent should bear that burden. No society should allow such a crime to happen under it's watch.

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    • Mohammad Ashraf Fazili SRINAGAR, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      The mother nature and the mother of the newly born feels the real pinch of the unbearable loss which is unpardonable. This reflects the deterioration of the work -culture in J&K State. It calls for drastic reformation of the administration.

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    • Pamela Goff MONTICELLO, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      so that these ppl know we are aware and hoping for their punishment ....to hold them Accountable for this terrible thing....!

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    • Suhail Majeed SOPORE, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      35 newborn babies have died in the last 15 days .

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    • SHEHZADI SIMON SRINAGAR, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      HOW CAN ANYONE B NOT PROTESTING!!!WHAT A SHAME INDEED!!

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    • S P Sharma JAMMU, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      The health institutions in J&K are in a very bad condition. Moreover, the death of these children due to carelessness of the hospital staff is unpardonable. Simply transferring a handful of doctors and clerical staff would not solve the problem.

      Many doctors are generally busy in their private clinics at the time they are supposed to be present in the government health institution where they are posted.

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