Ahmedabad: As many as 111 infants died at a civil hospital in Gujarat’s Rajkot district in December final 12 months, an official mentioned on Sunday. Equally, over 100 infants died in two authorities hospitals in Jodhpur in December final 12 months, a report has discovered amid rising outrage over toddler deaths in a Kota hospital.
“As per official records, 111 infants died at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Hospital in Rajkot in December, 71 in November and 87 in October last year,” the hospital’s medical superintendent, Manish Mehta, informed reporters.
He mentioned the rise in toddler deaths on the hospital in December was primarily because of a rise within the variety of referral sufferers with critical illnesses.
Extra infants with low beginning weight have been additionally among the many causes for the rise within the variety of deaths, Mehta mentioned.
“We hold monthly meetings to assess facilities available at the hospital and meet the requirements urgently,” he added.
Apart from, 85 infants died at a civil hospital in Ahmedabad in December, its medical superintendent G H Rathod informed reporters.
“As many as 85 infants died in the month of December, 74 in November and 94 in October. The death rate has come down to around 18 per cent as compared to 2018,” Rathod mentioned, with out specifying the earlier numbers.
The primary causes for such deaths have been untimely supply, low beginning weight, in addition to an infection and asphyxiation in infants referred to the hospital, he mentioned.
Reacting to the figures, state Well being Minister Nitin Patel mentioned the toddler mortality price is 30 per 1,000.
“Every year 12 lakh infants are born. Of these, 30 out of every 1,000 infants die due to malnutrition, premature delivery, or because the mothers are not able to reach the hospital in time,” the minister mentioned.
Whereas, a complete of 146 youngsters died in Umaid and MDM hospitals in Jodhpur in December, 102 deaths have been reported within the Neo natal intensive care unit.
The figures of toddler deaths in Jodhpur got in a report ready by the S N Medical School within the gentle of casualties in Kota’s J Ok Lon Hospital.
Principal of the S N Medical School S S Rathore, nonetheless, mentioned the determine is within the vary of worldwide requirements of toddler mortality.
A complete of 47,815 youngsters had been admitted to the hospitals in 2019 and of this 754 youngsters died,” mentioned Rathore.
In December, 4,689 youngsters had been admitted to the hospitals of which 3002 had been admitted to NICU and ICU and 146 of them died.
Rathore mentioned many of the youngsters who died have been these referred from different surrounding districts in a important situation.
The hospitals right here should bear the load of sufferers from complete Western Rajasthan and youngsters have been additionally referred from hospitals like AIIMS , mentioned Rathore.
He mentioned the important care unit of the hospitals have been adjudged finest in the whole state for 2 consecutive years and attributed it to their finest practices and care.
Although Rathore denied any scarcity of assets to take care of the stress on the hospitals, there have been stories that many senior medical doctors have been operating their very own personal hospitals.
Lately, notices had been served to those medical doctors together with these, who’ve been operating medical retailers at their residences.