Udupi: Two-year-old child dies after consuming pill prescribed by doctor, case filed

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (EP)

Udupi, March 16: A two-year-old girl died after consuming a pill prescribed by a doctor.

Bihar-based Raj Kumar, a daily wager has been staying with his wife and children in an accommodation of an agricultural farm owned by Sakleshpura resident N R Vivek at Hebbaru Bettu, Aroor village.

Their two-year-old daughter Khushi was down with fever and stomach pain on March 15. When they approached the primary health centre, the doctor gave them a syrup and asked them to give her the half tablet that was remaining out of the medicine given a week ago.

The parents of the child heated the milk bought by them a week ago, made it cold and gave it to the child. They also gave her five ml of the syrup along with the powdered  half a tablet and some milk before putting her to sleep.

Khushi became seriously sick at about 3 pm and she was rushed to Brahmavar community health centre. At 7.30 pm, the doctor declared that the child had died.

A police complaint under Brahmavar police station UDR 20/2023 section 174(3) and ( iv) CRPC has been registered in the police station. 




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  • prakash, Manipal

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    Children up to 8 years of age must and should be taken to pediatricians only and not makeshift doctors.... At that age it is difficult to cure issues for any other people... And earlier the care is availed the better .... Unfortunately for the poor couple this doctor was available as yamadoota....

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  • Suresh, Kinnigoli

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    Nowadays lots of BMS ( ayurvedic) graduate call themselves as doctor and give English medicine which is not appropriate. They are not licensed to treat patient with English medicine . These type of people are there in all villages and town now. Be careful before going to them .

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    In my opinion, BAMS doctors working excellent within their domain of expertise are much better than allopathic doctors who prescribe strong chemical drugs which most often have severe side effects!!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    Very unfortunate, empathize with the poor parents! Such a a small baby should have been referred to a pediatrician especially when it didn't recover after eight days of treatment at the PHC! IMHO, PMCs do not have any qualified doctors, but only some interns and Asha health workers who may not be knowing ABCs of pediatrics! With the blistering summer, dehydration and heat stroke also should have been taken into consideration! All in all, the baby should have been compulsorily directed to a pediatrician, and not given any medication without being checked upon! Surprising that even the owner of the farm did not come to their help! Unfortunately, this is the status of the unfortunate have-nots in this country! RIP!!

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai, I agree with your comments to some extent but there were some other issues in treating a two-year-old child. You can't just jump to conclusions.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    Uncle, Please can you cite some of the "other issues" that are in your mind?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    Fake Doctor ...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Mar 17 2023

    NO.I really dont understand here anything.What is gone wrong here?What was with stomach pain ?Doctor gave them syrup and left over half tablet from last week ?I think parents have done nothing wrong .May be tablet and syrup was too much for a two year old baby ?Only thing is they should nt have given tablet in milk.Never,Tablet should be taken or given with water.Because milk and milk products doesnt act with milk.specially antibiotics.However here baby breathed her last .Iam sure it was too much or baby had some other problems.May be Appendix?OR some intestine problems?May the sol of this baby rest in heaven in peace.Heartfelt sympathy to parents.Feel doctor was careless.

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