2-Month Old Infant Whose Hands Were Amputated in KEM, Dies

The infant Prince Pannelal Rajbhar hailed from Varanasi and was admitted in KEM Hospital as he had a hole in his heart, his hand had to be amputated after he suffered 22 per cent burns as the ECG machine that was connected to him caught fire.


The 2-month old infant, Prince Pannelal Rajbhar from Varanasi who had come to Mumbai's King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital for his treatment has died. He was admitted in the KEM hospital to undergo treatment for the hole in his heart. However, a series of unfortunate events followed after that. He suffered 22 per cent major burns after the nodes of the ECG machine that was connected to him caught fire.

His right arm had to be amputated to prevent the infection from spreading further. He was in a critical condition ever since and breathed his last after he suffered a cardiac arrest in the morning of Friday, November 22. KEM Dean Dr. Hemant Deshmukh issued a statement saying that the infant's condition had deteriorated at night and he expired at 2:30 am. 

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Notably, the infant's father Pannelal Rajbhar has been fired from his workplace because he has not been able to attend office. He was working a firm in Delhi. He had stated that Mumbaikars have been very supportive to him after news of Prince's illness broke out and many trusts and individuals extended financial support to the family. 

He has registered a case against the hospital authorities for negligence in Bhoiwada Police Station and the investigation is underway. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had offered compensation of ₹5 lakhs to the family which they had turned down. The civic authorities then increased it to ₹10 lakhs. There is no word so far on if he will be taking the revised compensation or pushing the case further.

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