Dr HS Kumar, Principal, Sardar Patel Medical College, PBM Hospital, Bikaner
Dr HS Kumar, Principal, Sardar Patel Medical College, PBM Hospital, Bikaner

Bikaner hospital records 162 infant deaths in December

ANI | Updated: Jan 05, 2020 17:04 IST

Bikaner (Rajasthan) [India], Jan 5 (ANI): A government-run hospital in Bikaner saw the death of at least 162 children, higher than the number of deaths in Kota's JK Lon Hospital in December.
"In December, we received 2,219 children from different hospitals out of which 162 children died in the Intensive Care Unit here. None of them was born at the hospital," said Dr HS Kumar, Principal, Sardar Patel Medical College, PBM Hospital.
He, however, denied any negligence on the part of the hospital and said that all efforts were made to save every single life.
The official said that all the deceased children had taken birth at the Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC) and the Community Health Centres (CHC) and were referred to the PBM Hospital in a critical condition.
"Their condition was critical and they breathed their last during treatment," he said.
At least 110 children have lost their lives at JK Lon government hospital in Kota, Rajasthan. (ANI)

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