Jodhpur: govt announces Rs 5 lakh compensation
Posted on: 12:45 PM IST Feb 27, 2011
Jaipur: Rajasthan Government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the women who died after being allegedly administered contaminated intravenous fluids at two hospitals in Jodhpur.
At an high-level meeting in Jaipur on Saturday night, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also directed the Jodhpur Divisional Commissioner to probe the deaths and submit a report within 15 days.
At least 13 women have died and three others are battling for their lives after they were allegedly administered the fluids in Umaid and MG hospitals since February 13.
Gehlot said the state government would provide a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the victims.
Meanwhile, the state government has suspended drug inspector Dinesh Taneja and a store keeper of Ummed hospital.
An official said that the government has also blacklisted the glucose supply company Anshul Farma.
A case has been registered under section 328 of IPC (causing hurt by means of poison with intent to commit an offence), against the Indore-based Parental Surgical India Private Limited, and a local distributor, for allegedly
supplying contaminated IV fluid that is believed to be the cause behind the deaths.