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Government Sets Up Committee to Probe 'Fire Baby Incident'

by Vishnuprasad on January 19, 2015 at 7:01 PM
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Government Sets Up Committee to Probe 'Fire Baby Incident'

The Tamil Nadu government has constituted a four-member special committee to inquire into the mysterious case of a baby catching fire on its own in Villupuram.

According to Rajeswari and Karna from T. Parangini in Villupuram district, their second son, who was born on January 9, 'caught fire' on January 15.

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The parents made news in 2013 when the child's older brother was reportedly diagnosed with the same condition.

As part of the investigation, the 10-day-old baby was brought to the Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital from the Villupuram Medical College Hospital by a special neo-natal ambulance on Saturday night.
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KMC dean Dr N Gunasekaran, and comprise chief pediatrician Dr Sathya Moorthy, chief plastic surgeon Dr Nirmala Ponnambalam and chief psychiatrist Dr Raja Rathinam will head the investigation committee.

Gunasekaran said the results were normal when they conducted blood, creatinine and electrolyte tests on the infant. "The child suffered burns on the legs. Today morning, the wound swab culture was sent for tests to detect bacterial infection if any. The results will be known after 48 hours," he said.

The dean added that the committee would discuss on Monday about further investigation procedures. Karnan, the child's father, said his mother-in-law advised them not to visit Chennai for treatment. "My wife also supported her mother. They wanted to avoid Chennai because of the media glare. But I insisted on coming here for better treatment," he said.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Dr C Vijaya Baskar and secretary J Radhakrishnan along with the dean checked on the baby.



Source: Medindia
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