KEM Hospital Accident: 2-Month Old Infant's Post-mortem Report Reveals He Died Due To The Burns

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.

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The 2-month old infant, Prince Pannelal Rajbhar from Varanasi who had come to Mumbai's King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital for his treatment died on November 22. 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.

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Notably, the infant's father Pannelal Rajbhar had been fired from his workplace because he had not been able to attend office. He was working in a firm in Delhi. He had stated that Mumbaikars had 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. However, he has now accepted the compensation. 

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The post-mortem report had revealed that Prince had died owing to septicemia caused by the deep and superficial burns, which led to the cardiac arrest. The ECG Machine and monitor have been seized and the investigation is still underway.

The rites were performed at the Bhoiwada crematorium in Parel on Monday, November 25. Some relatives of the in-house patients of the hospital and some locals accompanied the family. Rajbhar stated that he couldn't get his son back but doesn't want any other parent to go through this and hopes that the authority takes strict actions against the person who is responsible for the mishap. 

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