Infant’s death in Hyderabad due to wrong medicine: Case booked against doctors

Hyderabad: A case of negligence causing death has been booked by Habeebnagar police against duty doctors and staff of Nampally Urban Primary Health Centre (UPHC). A medical officer, three auxiliary nurse midwife and the in-charge pharmacist of the UPHC have been suspended by the health authorities.

Acting on a complaint of Mohammed Asif the police registered the case. Asif’s son Mohammed Omer was vaccinated at Nampally UPHC on Wednesday. He was later given the Tramadol tablet provided by the staff of UPHC. Asif said in his complaint that the 11-month-old infant’s health deteriorated quickly and he died in a private hospital while undergoing treatment on Thursday.

35 other children were also admitted to Niloufer Hospital, as they developed complications, of which one infant is still under ventilator care, while the rest of them are stable.

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