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Three-month-old infant dies after parents feed castor oil to treat constipation in Tamil Nadu


Mangalore Today News Network

Chennai, Jun 06, 2020: In a shocking news, a three-month-old infant died in Tamil Nadu’s Karur due to self-medication carried out by the infant’s parents at their residence.

 

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The infant was suffering with constipation for the past few days. The couple’s relatives and neighbours had suggested them to give some castor oil to the baby as self-medication to cure it. Following their suggestion, the child was fed milk with castor oil.

Later, the infant fell ill and died at Trichy Government Hospital while she was undergoing treatment.

"Instead of taking the baby to a doctor, the parents gave the baby some castor oil along with the milk. Due to this, the infant started suffering from breathing issues. They had immediately taken the infant to a nearby hospital for treatment. But the doctors advised them to take the baby to Trichy GH for enhanced treatment. Unfortunately, the baby died at the hospital while undergoing treatment. Doctors have told that feeding castor oil to the baby was the main reason for death," the police told The New Indian Express.

Further investigations are still underway.



courtesy:The Logical Indian


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