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Hospital turns away minor rape survivor

DNDEL9339 | 9/12/2017 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :214 | Health



The Delhi government-run pediatric hospital, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya (CNBC), is once again under the scanner after doctors deputed at the hospital were accused of denying treatment to the 5-year-old child who was sexually assaulted, allegedly by a school staffer, in east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar area.
On Monday, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain requested Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal to suspend a CNBC staff member for not taking proper care of the minor rape victim. The 221-bed pediatric hospital, established in 2003, has been reeling under an acute staff shortage.
Of the 1,040 sanctioned posts, 329 posts in the hospital are lying vacant. The hospital got an autonomous status in October 2013 and after that the sanc
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