Judicial probe sought into Kota children deaths

Judicial probe sought into Kota children deaths

Agency News

New Delhi, Jan 22: Former president of Indian Medical Association KK Aggarwal and a social activist, on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court, seeking a judicial inquiry into the death of more than 100 children, at a government hospital in Rajasthan's Kota district.

Plaintiffs contended that there should be a judicial inquiry into the alleged deaths as the state government had failed in its duty to save the children.

They demanded that the judicial inquiry committee should be under the direct supervision of a retired Judge of Apex Court to look into the causes and lapses which had led to the death of the newborns in 21st century India.

Plaintiffs also prayed for a direction for strict implementation of comprehensive guidelines, policies in respect of adequate facility and medical equipment for patients in dire need. The petition also sought a direction to ensure adequate infrastructure facilities, including all medical devices.

As per sources in the Supreme Court Registry, the petition is expected to come up for hearing in a week or two. (UNI)