Friday August 31, 2012
Nurse dies a day before tying the knot
OTHER NEWS & VIEWS
A DAY before a 23-year-old nurse was scheduled to get married, she was involved in a road accident which claimed her life.
P. Deeparani was returning to her home in Taman Pinji Mewah, Ipoh, at 9pm on Tuesday after finishing work at a private hospital when her motorcycle was involved in the accident with a car near the Pasir Pinji police station.
The motorcycle handle is believed to have struck her abdomen.
She was rushed to the Raja Permaisuri hospital but died the following day, Makkal Osai reported.
> Malaysia Nanban reported that the Tamil Nadu government suspended a medical officer, a doctor and seven employees a day after a dead 12-day-old infant was bitten by rodents at the Kasturba Gandhi Hospital for Women and Children in Chennai.
The Government announced the suspensions following an inquiry led by Health Minister V.S. Vijay.
It was found that the infant's body was kept in a cradle opposite the intensive care unit through the night.
At a meeting chaired by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the minister and officials reported that the hospital staff failed to hand over the body to the family after the child had died.
The report also said that the hospital staff were negligent and had not protected the body.
Doctors said the body appeared to have been bitten by one or more rodents.
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