After 12-year-old dies due to negligence, official suspended in Kanpur hospital

LUCKNOW: Taking serious note of the death of a 12-year-old boy due to alleged negligence of doctors, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has suspended the Chief Medical Superintendent of the Kanpur Medical College.

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav

“The CM has suspended CMS of Kanpur Medical College R C Gupta with immediate effect,” he said in a statement issued late last night.

Yadav said the state government is committed to provide better medical facilities to the people and insensitive doctors will not be tolerated.

The UP State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (UPSCPCR) had also ordered a probe into the Kanpur incident where a man alleged that his 12-year-old son died due to negligence of the doctors at JSVM Medical College.

“We have issued a notice to the district magistrate, who had submitted his reply that a two-member committee has been constituted to probe into the incident,” UPSCPCR Chairperson Juhie Singh had said.

She said the commission had asked the district magistrate to get the matter probed and submit his report within a week.

“We have asked that in case he was not authorised to take action, then he should identify the people who committed laxity and send his report,” she said.

Sunil Kumar brought his son Anshu, who was suffering from fever, to the emergency ward of Hallet hospital of JSVM Medical College in Kanpur on August 28 and alleged that doctors asked him to go from one department to another which he did while carrying his son on his shoulders and the boy died later, a charge which the hospital authorities have refuted.

JVSM Medical College Principal Navneet Kumar said the child was already brought dead to the hospital and an inquiry has been ordered into the matter.

A committee led by three doctors has been asked to submit a report on the matter within three days, Kumar said.

Kanpur District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma has also ordered an inquiry into the matter and has formed a two-member committee, comprising Additional City Magistrate and Additional Chief Medical Officer.