COIMBATORE: A day after the state human rights commission (SHRC) issued a notice to the state health department seeking an explanation on the incident in which Mettupalayam government hospital staff left a broken piece of injection needle in the thigh of a baby boy, the infant's family members on Wednesday lodged a police complaint against the hospital staff.

The broken needle piece, about one centimetre long, was noticed by the baby's grandmother 20 days later.

In her complaint to the inspector of Mettupalayam police station, the infant's mother K Malarvizhi, 26, sought action against the nurse and duty doctor, who treated her son. She also demanded action against the chief doctor of the hospital for his failure to take action against the hospital staff even two days after the incident came to light.

The family members had on Monday petitioned the hospital administration, seeking action against the nurse, who administered the hepatitis B vaccine to the baby boy a day after his birth. They had also petitioned the district administration, health department, MLA and MP in this regard.

The Mettupalayam police received the petition and assured to look into it.

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