NHRC issues notice to Rajasthan govt over reported deaths of over 100 children

National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has issued notice to Rajasthan Government over the reported deaths of over 100 children in Kota Government Hospital. Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports, the commission asked the State Chief Secretary to submit a detailed report within four weeks in the matter including the steps being taken to address the issue. It also directed the State Government to ensure that such deaths do not recur in future due to lack of infrastructure and health facilities at the hospitals.

Citing media reports, the NHRC said, over 50 per cent of the gadgets installed in the hospital are defunct and the hospital is lacking cleanliness and basic infrastructure including oxygen supply in the Intensive Care Unit. The commission has observed that the contents of the media reports, if true, raise serious issue of violation of human rights.

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