Condition of hospitals in 6 states/ 1681 children die in a year in Bikaner, 50% posts of doctors vacant in KGMU, Lucknow

  • In the last one month, 111 children died in Rajkot, 110 in Kota, 146 in Jodhpur, 162 in Bikaner
  • 96 children die every month at the government hospital RIMS in Ranchi, due to lack of man power and machines
  • In 2019, 1681 children died in Bikaner, 1150 in Ranchi, 869 in Rajkot, 800 in Bhopal, 208 in Pune, 650 in Lucknow, 754 in Jodhpur
  • Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren tweeted the news of Bhaskar and wrote- The situation in the state will change

Rajkot / Ranchi / Jaipur / Lucknow / Bhopal: The death of 110 children in Kota within a month has shocked the whole country. The reasons for deaths here are negligence and lack of resources.

In a month’s time, 111 children died in a government hospital in Rajkot, Gujarat, 110 in Rajasthan’s Kota, 146 in Jodhpur and 162 in Bikaner’s hospital.

In one year, 1681 children died in Bikaner and 1150 at Rims in Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand. Last year 654 children died at KGMU in Lucknow, 50% of the posts of doctors are vacant here.

When Bhaskar investigated the large government hospitals in 11 cities of 6 states, it was found that in addition to lack of doctors and resources, negligence is costing the life of newborns. Within a year, 9336 children died in these 11 hospitals

Rajasthan
Kota: 110 children died in 36 days in JK Lon
110 newborns have died in the largest government hospital in the division, JK Lon, since December. The hospital has inadequate staff, beds and medical facilities. On Saturday, Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot slammed his own government over the death of more than a 100 children in Kota’s JK Lon Hospital. He said that the death of so many children is a serious matter, responsibility has to be fixed for it. In 2019, 963 children died here.
Reason: The Center’s inquiry committee has considered negligence as the major reason for the death of newborns in the hospital. Also, there is a shortage of medical resources.

Jodhpur: 754 children lost their lives in CM’s hometown
Due to a lack of better treatment and facilities in Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s hometown of Jodhpur, 146 children have died in Dr. Sampurnanand Medical College in a month. Of these, 102 were newborns. Officials of the medical college are calling it normal, while the Chief Minister didn’t pay heed to the question of children dying. The Jodhpur Medical College operates the paediatric department at MDM and Umaid Hospital. Patients come from 5 districts – Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jalore, Sirohi and Pali. A total of 47815 children were admitted to the Department of Pediatrics in 2019, of which 754 died.

Bikaner: 162 deaths in 1 month and 1681 children in a year
In PBM Infant Hospital in Bikaner, 162 children died in 31 days of December, i.e. more than five children are dying every day. In December, 2219 children born here and from outside were admitted to the hospital. Of these, 162 i.e. 7.3% of the children died. A total of 1681 children have died here from January to December in one year.

Jaipur: 1630 children died in a year in a government hospital
56 thousand children were admitted to JK Lon Hospital here in 2019. 1630 children died. The ventilators warmers, infusion pumps not working properly. There is not enough staff is making it difficult to prevent the deaths of the newborns. On the other hand, the doctors tell that children are referred from all over the state to Jaipur’s JK Lon.

Gujarat
Rajkot: 386 children admitted to civil hospital in December, 111 died
Of the 111 children in the civil hospital, 96 were from pre-mature delivery and were underweight. Of these, 77 weighed less than one and a half kg. The Medical Superintendent said that there is a NICU in the Children’s Hospital, but it does not have the capacity and facility to save children weighing one and a half kg. According to the data, out of 4321 children admitted to the hospital in 2018, 20.8 percent i.e. 869 died. In 2019, 4701 children were admitted and by November 18.9% i.e. 881 children died. However, out of 386 children admitted in December, 111 children could not be saved. A total of 1000 children died in the year.
Reason: According to doctors, many children are born at home in the village area. In such a situation, by the time the children are brought to the hospital, their condition has deteriorated.

1 nurse needed for 2 children in NICU, one nurse for 10 in civil hospital: The NICU has special nursing care, temperature control, infection-free air. If the child is underweight, at least one nurse and a maximum of two nurses should be present. However, Rajkot Civil Hospital has only one nurse for 10 newborns.

85 children die in 30 days in Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad Civil Hospital also recorded 85 deaths in December. 455 newborns were admitted here. Superintendent of the hospital GS Rathore said that 265 children were brought here from other hospitals by referral. Rathore claimed that there was a 6% decrease in child deaths compared to December 2018.

Jharkhand
Ranchi: Children’s get raw deal in Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences
According to data from RIMS in Ranchi, 1150 children admitted here died in January to December in 2019. Due to lack of resources, an increasing number of patients, 2-3 sick newborns are kept here in one warmer, due to which they remain at risk of catching infection from each other. Rims’s 16-bed pediatric ICU requires one nurse for every two sick children, but there are only 9 nurses for 24 hours for 16 beds.
Reason: Dr. AK Chaudhary of the Department of Pediatrics said that condition of seriously ill children deteriorates due to the late arrival at RIMS. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren tweeted the news of Bhaskar and wrote- The situation in the state will change

Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal: 800 children died in a year in Hamidia Hospital
The condition of MP is also very disturbing about the death of children. Dr. Jyotsna Srivastava, Head of Department of Paediatrics at Hamidia Hospital, said that more than 4 thousand newborns are admitted here every year. Of these, more than 800 children die. So many deaths are normal here. Bed occupancy in SNCU is more than 150 percent. Sometimes two children have to be accommodated on the same warmer. At the same time, in Bhopal-based JP Hospital, 200 children were admitted to SNCU in November-December, out of which 22 newborns died. More than 120 of the 1246 children admitted to JP Hospital died last year.
Reason: Dr. Jyotsna Srivastava, Chairperson, Department of Pediatrics, Hamidia, said that the biggest causes of neonatal deaths are respiratory disturbance syndrome (RDS) and pre-mature delivery (PMD).

Indore: 146 children died in 4 months of 2017-18
In the state’s largest government hospital, MYH, on an average, 40 children are dying every month due to disorder and lack of adequate resources. The hospital’s SNCU caught fire from a short circuit in November 2017 here. Due to which many resources installed there were burnt. Due to lack of resources, two to three children are currently being treated here on a single machine (warmer).

Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow: 650 children died in KGMU in a year

Dr. Siddharth Kunwar Bhatnagar of KGMU’s paediatrics department said that in the year 2019, 4015 children were admitted. 650 children died out of them. Apart from Uttar Pradesh, children from Nepal are also brought here for treatment.
Reason: 50% posts of doctors in KGMU’s paediatrics department are vacant. Currently, there are 10 consultant doctors, but the need is 20.

Maharashtra
Pune: 208 children died in Sassoon Hospital in a year
The death toll of children in Sassoon Hospital is also worrying. In 2019, 2219 children up to the age of 5 were admitted here. 208 children died.
Reason: Doctors say that most of the children who come here from rural areas are very critical. This is the reason that the death toll is high.