Doc tells parents to ‘get ventilator’, baby dies in MP
Bhopal: A one-and-a-half-yearold girl died of burn injuries in Bundelkhand medical college in MP’s Sagar district on Saturday after she was allegedly denied a ventilator. When her parents asked for one, a doctor allegedly told them to “arrange one if you want to save the baby’s life”.
A video of the conversation went viral on Sunday, leading to the suspension of Dr Jyoti Raut. The administration has ordered an inquiry and the report is expected on Tuesday.
The parents alleged they were told the hospital doesn’t have a ventilator. However, medical college dean G S Patel said on Sunday there are 17 ventilators in the college.
The child, Anshika Ahirwar, was severely burned when boiling water fell on her chest and stomach and was admitted on Thursday. When her condition worsened that night, Dr Raut allegedly asked her parents to “arrange a ventilator”. Anshika died on Friday.