3-year-old dies at hospital in West Bengal

A three-year-old girl on Monday died at a hospital in Murshidabad district after being treated for fever, with the parents alleging medical negligence.

Tanuja Khatun was treated at the Aamtala Hospital on Sunday for a boil on her leg but was not admitted as the doctors claimed there was no need for it, hospital sources said.

Later in the day, the girl developed high fever following which she was admitted to the hospital where she died.

Denying that there was any medical negligence from the part of the hospital, Chief Medical Officer (Health) Shahjahan Shiraj said the girl died after she was referred to the medical hospital in Berhampore.

Her parents alleged that the authorities at the hospital were negligent in not admitting their daughter when she was first taken there.

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