west-bengal-news

Four suspended for medical negligence in Bengal

Kolkata, Sep 16 : Four health workers have been suspended for negligence as Hepatitis B vaccine was administered orally to over 100 children instead of pulse polio drops Sunday in Hooghly district, a health official said Monday.


As many as 114 children of Khatul village under Arambagh sub-division in the district were erroneously given Hepatitis B vaccine in oral form instead of the required pulse polio dosage Sunday, pulse polio day.

"Four health workers have been suspended due to medical negligence," B.R. Satpathi, director of health services, told IANS.

More than 60 children were hospitalised out of which around 20 have been discharged.

An inquiry has been ordered by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, state Health Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya said.

The children were hospitalised after a parent spotted the blunder and informed health officials.

According to Satpathi, the mix-up will not "in any way be detrimental" to the babies.

--IANS (Posted on 16-09-2013)

west-bengal-news headlines

Nepal officials to visit Bengal model poll booths

Legal action against 350 for Bengal blast: EC

BJP's P.C. Sorcar faces sexual harassment case

TV channels, emails to act as EC watchdogs in Bengal

BJP's P.C. Sorcar faces sexual harassment case

Congress, CPI-M behind transfer of officers, policemen: Mamata Banerjee

Late Ghani Khan, ailing Priya Ranjan relevant in Bengal (Election Special)

We do not need money from illegal sources to run our party: Mamata

Chit funds flourished in Bengal during Left regime: Mamata

Polling in six constituencies in West Bengal tomorrow

Bengal folk dancers promote voting

Local talents paint Kolkata trams in bright colours

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top