National Human Rights Commission issues notice to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital over deaths of children

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 18 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1081
  1. Soumyadeep Bhaumik
  1. 1Kolkata, India

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is investigating an allegation of excessive deaths among children at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. The allegation blames several factors for the deaths, including an unhygienic environment and an acute shortage of essential services such as ventilators.

The NHRC has issued a notice to the hospital and the secretary of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, after it was presented with information obtained under the Right …

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