NCPCR writes to Delhi govt over medical negligence by Mohalla Clinics; requests it to take action against the errant officers

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New Delhi, January 11: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Tuesday wrote to Delhi govt over medical negligence by the Mohalla Clinics of Delhi; it requested the govt to take necessary action against the errant officers and submit a factual report in all cases within 5 days.

This comes after a Media Report of Indian Express on Sunday (9 January) disclosed that a Mohalla clinic in Delhi prescribed Dextramorphan syrup to a minor girl resulting in the toddler becoming seriously ill.

According to the report, the toddler’s parents rushed her to Kalawati saran hospital where she was put on a ventilator after suffering a respiratory failure. The toddler is now reported to be in stable condition.

This comes despite a notice by the Directorate General of Health Services to all dispensaries and mohalla clinics to not prescribe the medicine to children less than four years of age and also advising the withdrawal of the drug manufactured by Omega Pharma in larger public interest.

NCPCR wrote, the commission has taken cognisance of similar incidents of Dextramorphan poisoning 16 children due to which 3 children have died. In view of seriousness of such matter of medical negligence by the Mohalla clinics of Delhi Government thereby putting the life of the children in danger, the commission viewing it seriously, request your good office to look into the matter urgently for immediate remedial measures, with request to take necessary action against the errant officers and submit a factual report in a cases within 5 days.

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