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ADM to probe deaths of 2babies born to teen mothers housed in govt shelter home

Oct 22, 2023 08:02 AM IST

According to protocol, an investigation into the reason behind their untimely death is going to be carried out, wherein the doctors who treated the children, the mothers of the babies who are now housed in the shelter home in Para, as well as the shelter home authorities will have to present their statements and related documents.

LUCKNOW: An investigation into the death of two babies born to two 17 -year-old inmates of the government girls’ shelter home in September, is slated to take place this week, according to a press statement from additional district magistrate Saurabh Singh.

The babies died within three days of each other in late September. (Pic for representation)
The babies died within three days of each other in late September. (Pic for representation)

The two children died within a month of their birth and spent the entirety of their time in hospitals, said authorities at the shelter home.

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According to protocol, an investigation into the reason behind their untimely death is going to be carried out, wherein the doctors who treated the children, the mothers of the babies who are now housed in the shelter home in Para, as well as the shelter home authorities will have to present their statements and related documents.

The aforementioned were given a time period of 15 days, post the press statement announcing the investigation, which was released on October 3.

Safalta Singh, superintendent of the shelter home, informed that according to the diagnosis of the doctors at Lokbandhu Hospital and KGMU (King George Medical University), the children were born with weak organs. “In the case of one of the babies, the doctors had detected a hole in her heart, and her ears were not properly formed. This child had several health issues at the time of birth. The other child was born with lung dysfunction. After their delivery at Lokbandhu, we were instructed to take the children to KGMU to pursue their treatment,” she said. The babies subsequently died within three days of each other in late September.

The ADM was entrusted with the responsibility of this investigation and had asked for anyone with information on the health conditions of the children or any other information relating to the circumstances of their death to come forward and share it.

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