Uttar Pradesh gets notice over infant's death

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh government and police following the death of a seven-month-old baby who was administered an injection by a rickshaw puller on a doctor's direction, an official said Wednesday.

The commission issued notices to the district magistrate, chief medical officer and superintendent of police of Balia and sought reports from them within two weeks.

Taking suo-motu notice of media reports, the commission observed that the contents of the report, if true, "raise a serious issue of violation of right to health of the child".

The baby died in the emergency ward of the Balia district hospital Tuesday.

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