Limerick mother and baby die in Cork hospital tragedy

first_imgAdvertisement Previous articleThe troubadour Duhan returnsNext articleTamara Hall: New EP Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsHealthLimerick mother and baby die in Cork hospital tragedyBy Staff Reporter – March 27, 2019 5609 Facebook WhatsApp Linkedincenter_img Email Print Business photo created by lifeforstock – www.freepik.comA TERRIBLE accident is how the death of a County Limerick mother and her infant baby was described this week as family and friends struggled to terms with the double tragedy.Ms Downey, (36) a patient at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH), was found lying unresponsive on the floor with her infant baby trapped underneath on Monday morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is understood that Ms Downey, who is from Castletown near O’Rourke’s Cross, had been breastfeeding her newborn baby boy when she fell from the bed after taking ill.The mother-of-three was in a single room at CUMH after giving birth last weekend. It is understood that she had been checked by staff earlier that morning.She was found on the floor with her baby seriously injured and partially trapped underneath at around 7am on Monday morning.Ms Downey died despite efforts to resuscitate her at the scene.Over the following two days, staff at the CUMH worked to save the life of the newborn baby but he died shortly after 7pm on Tuesday.As senior medical personnel at the hospital look to determine the causes of deaths following post mortem examinations, a file will be prepared for the Cork Coroner and inquests will be held into the double tragedy.A HSE statement said: “As with all unexplained deaths, a full medical investigation was immediately initiated. This investigation is currently underway at CUMH.“CUMH wishes to express its deepest sympathy with the family of the mother and her baby.Ms Downey, an only child who worked at the Novartis bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing and development facility at Ringaskiddy in Cork, is survived by her husband Kevin and two young children.Her parents are widely known, particularly in GAA circles, in the Castletown-Ballyagran area. Twitterlast_img read more

Whether Surveillance Registers Carrying Names Of ‘Bad Characters’ Are Being Continuously Reviewed: P&H High Court Asks DGPs

first_imgNews UpdatesWhether Surveillance Registers Carrying Names Of ‘Bad Characters’ Are Being Continuously Reviewed: P&H High Court Asks DGPs Sparsh Upadhyay13 Nov 2020 8:38 PMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday (09th November) asked the Directors-General of Police (DGP) of Punjab, Haryana and UT Chandigarh to specify as to whether the surveillance registers are being continuously reviewed.The Bench of Justice Amol Rattan Singh was hearing the plea of One Jaswinder Singh who submitted before the Court that he was acquitted in 2 criminal cases registered…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday (09th November) asked the Directors-General of Police (DGP) of Punjab, Haryana and UT Chandigarh to specify as to whether the surveillance registers are being continuously reviewed.The Bench of Justice Amol Rattan Singh was hearing the plea of One Jaswinder Singh who submitted before the Court that he was acquitted in 2 criminal cases registered against him in the year 1989, i.e. more than 30 years ago; however, his name still appears in the surveillance register showing him to be a bad character.His counsel drew the Court’s attention to the list of bad characters listed in the surveillance register maintained in the police station, as is shown to have been displayed in Police Station Rawalpindi, District Kapurthala, wherein, the name of the petitioner appears at sr. no.4 of the list “BC-B”.Court’s 2005 DirectionIt may be noted that in the year 2005, a Division Bench of Punjab & Haryana High Court in the case of Musa Khan v. State of Punjab and others 2005(1) RCR (criminal) 960, had stated that:-“12. Before parting with the judgment, we direct that a copy of the same be sent to the Director Generals of Police, Punjab and Haryana and Inspector General of Police, Union of Territory, Chandigarh, who in turn would forward the same to the District Police Chiefs with a direction to re-examine the Surveillance Registers maintained in the Police Stations of the process, it is hoped, would be completed within two months.”In view of the 2005 Direction, the DGPs of Punjab, Haryana and the U.T. Chandigarh, have been asked to state as to “whether the aforesaid direction issued by the Division Bench 15 years ago, has been complied with or not; and whether the surveillance registers are being continuously reviewed for that purpose or not.”Also, the SSP, Kapurthala, has been directed to file his/her own affidavit in response to the petition, “stating therein specifically as to why, in view of what has been contended hereinabove, the petitioners’ name continues to remain in the surveillance register as a bad character.”The SSP has also been asked to state “as to whether any other persons’ names are also continuing to be listed as bad characters, whereas such persons have actually been acquitted of the criminal charges framed against them.”Case title – Jaswinder Singh v. State of Punjab and others [CRM-M-36564 of 2020]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more