Uttar Pradesh gets notice over infant's death

By Indo Asian News Service | Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | 9:07:46 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh government and police following the death of a seven-month-old baby who was administered an injection by a rickshaw puller on a doctor's direction, an official said Wednesday.

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh government and police following the death of a seven-month-old baby who was administered an injection by a rickshaw puller on a doctor's direction, an official said Wednesday.

The commission issued notices to the district magistrate, chief medical officer and superintendent of police of Balia and sought reports from them within two weeks.

Taking suo-motu notice of media reports, the commission observed that the contents of the report, if true, "raise a serious issue of violation of right to health of the child".

The baby died in the emergency ward of the Balia district hospital Tuesday.

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