Nurses’ protest leads to 4 deaths at JMCH with 24 hours

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Around four including two newborns and two women died in Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) within the last 24 hours, following the continuous protest by the nurses at the Hospital.

The deaths of a newborn and the mother have been reported on Thursday morning at the JMCH due to unavailability of nurses in the labour room. Earlier, one newborn was also reported dead along with the mother on Wednesday.

“The lady died due to unavailability of nurses in the labour room. Although the NHM has deployed additional nurses in the hospitals but the number is still not sufficient,” said family member of a patient in the hospital.

On the other hand, a pregnant lady was shifted from the Morigaon Civil Hospital to a private hospital in Nagaon due to unavailability of nurses at the hospital.

Meanwhile, the statewide indefinite strike launched by the All Assam Nurses’ Association (AANA) continued for day-4 on Thursday. Assam MoS (Health) Pijush Hazarika has called the representatives of AANA for a meeting at the Assam Secretariat on Thursday noon.

(More details awaited)

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