Burdwan: Allegation of wrongful treatment. The health circles are worried about the loss of the eyes of the newborn baby. Private Nursing Home in Kathgarh. The child’s father has already complained to the district chief health officer and the district commissioner against the private hospital. Based on this complaint, the District Chief Health Officer has ordered a two-member committee to investigate.
Incidentally, the child’s mother was admitted to a private nursing home in Chandaipur, Bardham, on June 24 this year due to labor pains. The Chowdhury family resides in an elite residence near Vivekananda College Junction in Burdwan. A woman gives birth to a premature baby at seven months of pregnancy. However, the child’s physical condition has been poor since birth. According to the family, for that reason, they advised the newborn to be admitted to the NICU. After being admitted there for 43 days, the child was discharged.
Allegedly, at that time the child’s family was informed that he was born prematurely and had eye problems. When the Chowdhury couple was taken from there to Burdwan Medical College Hospital, the ophthalmologist of the medical college informed them that this problem usually occurs in premature babies. The family claims that they have learned that in this case the child should be treated within two to three weeks.
The child’s father, Hritesh Chowdhury, said, “Then we took him to a hospital in South India for treatment. We were also told that the child’s eyes were damaged. However, two operations were performed. Not only that, we are told that the chances of him regaining his sight are very low.”
Hritesh Chowdhury claims that the private hospital in Burdwan has taken a bill of around four and a half lakh rupees. Still, their child suffered such a great loss. He said, “I have informed the health department. If necessary, I will approach the court.” My four-month-old son lost his left eye due to his clear complaint of wrong treatment. Why is RP screening not done in a hospital with NICU-3 facilities?” The question is about the child’s father.
Apart from informing the child’s father Hritesh Chowdhury District Magistrate, District Chief Health Officer about the incident. Call the ‘Tell the Chief Minister’ helpline and inform them about the whole incident. On October 16, he was summoned to the district health office and his statement was recorded.
District Chief Health Officer Jayaram Hembram said, “We have examined all the complaints, including the statement of the child’s parents. Information has also been sought from the hospital in this regard. A two-member committee has been formed to investigate the entire matter.”
On the other hand, in charge of the children’s department of the private hospital, Dr. Mir. T. Zaman said that their first priority was to save the child from extreme danger. They worked according to humane aspects and medical protocols. Family members were informed of all possibilities. He said, “The child has to be kept under ventilation for 14 days followed by C-Pap for 10 days followed by oxygen support for another 10 days. An R&P was not possible unless the baby was stable. Also, while oxygen support is responsible for R&P, saving the child’s life is paramount at that moment. As previously informed to the family. Similarly, they are told to go to medical college after the child comes out of oxygen support.
The doctor also said, “At first, the child had a major problem with his physical structure. The child could have been crippled. In that condition, it was practically impossible to get him to South India or for that matter Calcutta for eye treatment.”