New born’s death: Govt to issue show cause notice to Ganesh Das Hospital

SHILLONG, Jul 29: The Meghalaya government on Wednesday informed that it has asked for a show cause notice from the Ganesh Das Hospital authorities.

On Tuesday evening a new born died shortly after birth. The mother had had to suffer the humiliation of being refused admission and turned away by the state government-run hospital in the morning as she was from Mawlai Mawtawar, a containment zone in the city.

The hospital called the woman back in the evening after some NGOs raised the matter with DHS (MI) Dr Aman War. She eventually delivered the baby. Soon after, around 7.30 pm, the baby died.

“There was a communication gap yesterday, the Hospital had only five isolation beds and since these were all occupied, she was asked to go to another hospital,” Hek said.

He also informed that on Wednesday there was a meeting between the authorities of Ganesh Das Hospital, the Mawtawar Dorbar Shnong and the Director of Health Service to discuss the matter.

Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong said that the government has asked the Health department to issue a show cause notice to the Ganesh Das Hospital to know “the sequence of evidence”.

Meanwhile, Director of Health Service (MI), Dr. Aman Warr said that after Tuesday’s incident the number of isolation beds in the hospital has been increased by another 25.

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