Indore : Carelessness of the District Health Department officials was evident, when it was found that a dentist was appointed to take care of 40 pregnant women admitted in the hospital.

Moreover, hospital also has appointed an Ayush doctor for treating the pregnant patients between 2pm to 8pm who, according to sources, does nothing but refers patients to MY Hospital.

It is to be noted that a three-day-old infant baby died in the hospital on Sunday due to the negligence of the staff and the doctors. No doctor was present on duty when its health started deteriorating.

The duty staff had referred the baby to MY Hospital where it was declared brought dead.

While taking action against the responsible officers, Civil Surgeon Dr Satish Trivedi visited the hospital on Monday and it was found that a dentist has been posted for taking care of pregnant women in the hospital.

Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Ashok Dagaria said that they have asked the hospital to give them the details of the duty roaster.

“We will serve notices to the hospital in-charge and other responsible staff. We have asked for the duty roaster and will also take stern action against the hospital for deputing a dentist and an Ayush doctor for the treatment of emergency patients,” Dr Dagaria said. According to sources, the Aayush doctor posted in the hospital only refers the pregnant patients to MY Hospital.

Dental experts said that a dentist cannot treat a pregnant lady as they were not taught gynaecology in their studies.

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