The death of a 3-day-old baby at the GBP hospital in Agartala on Wednesday, allegedly after swab collection for COVID19 test, has sparked tension.
The family members of the victim alleged that the baby died due to negligence on the part of the health workers and doctors, who were on duty during swab collection for COVID19 test of the baby.
A pregnant woman was admitted to the GBP hospital last Friday.
On Monday night, the lady delivered a baby.
The family members informed that after delivery, the woman along with the newborn baby was sent to the GBP Covid ward and the doctors informed them that the mother had tested positive for COVID19.
Since Monday night, the lady and the newborn remained in the COVID19 ward.
The family members said, “Something was inserted into the baby’s nose on Wednesday noon to collect swab for COVID19 test.”
“Since then, there was bleeding from the baby’s nose and after a while, the baby died,” the family members said.
The family members of the baby became furious after the incident.
They have blamed the doctors and the health workers for the death of the baby.
The hospital authority is yet to make any clarification regarding the incident.