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  Metros   Mumbai  31 May 2017  Doc, nurse held after four infants die in incubators

Doc, nurse held after four infants die in incubators

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 31, 2017, 2:58 am IST
Updated : May 31, 2017, 2:58 am IST

The arrested nurse has been identified as Vidya Bhanusas Thorat (30).

The families alleged negligence on the part of the hospital’s on-duty doctors and paramedical staff. (Photo:PTI)
 The families alleged negligence on the part of the hospital’s on-duty doctors and paramedical staff. (Photo:PTI)

Mumbai: A resident doctor and nurse from Punjabrao Deshmukh medical college, Amravati were arrested in Amravati as part of a police probe into the death of four newborns after the incubators they had been kept allegedly caught fire due to a short-circuit. The arrested doctor, Bhushan Katta (27), allegedly could not give a satisfactory answer on how the four infants died on the same day. He has been charged for causing death due to negligence.

The arrested nurse has been identified as Vidya Bhanusas Thorat (30).

The police said the incident took place on Sunday. After the deaths, the parents created a ruckus and refused to accept the bodies. The hospital has denied the babies died due to short-circuit in the incubator.

The families alleged negligence on the part of the hospital’s on-duty doctors and paramedical staff.  Superintendent of police Shashikant Satav confirmed that they had arrested Katta (27) and Vidya Bhanudas Thorat (30). “We have taken samples of all the four infants and sent it to forensic lab in Nagpur.” Mr Satav said. Amravati collector Abhijit Banger has ordered an inquiry into the incident, which was carried by the Civil surgeon Dr Raut of the civic- run Amravati hospital. The investigation revealed that the on duty doctor and nurse failed to answers the questions asked by the Dr Nirmal.

Tags: newborns death, short-circuit
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)