ISLAMABAD - National Assembly Standing Committee on Health has directed the Ministry of Health to conduct an inquiry into the death of a nine-month girl, died at the Children Hospital of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences over a week back. Meanwhile, the case of the unfortunate death has taken a new turn when Shamsa Dar, aunt of the deceased baby, as eyewitness of the whole incidence, submitted a written statement to the hospital administration exonerating the relevant doctor from the charges of medical negligence. A copy of this letter, available with TheNation, says despite the doctors advice not to give solid food more than one teaspoon after every two hours, the babys mother gave her four spoons within three to four minutes. Therefore, she added in her statement, the baby girl suddenly turned blue and was unable to breathe, on which she was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Earlier, the PIMS administration conducted an internal inquiry and prepared a report based on interviews of both sides including the parents of the child and the accused doctor. According to the probe, no evidence of medical negligence on part of the doctor was found and declared that 'aspiration pneumonia caused the death. The probe report further says, father of the baby had taken the medical record, which was not legal and he was not even ready to share a copy of the record with the hospital administration. However, parents of the child have already rejected findings of the report and continue accusing the doctors of committing medical negligence that caused their childs death. Father of the child also rejected the hospital administrations charges, levelled against him, of taking away the original medical record of the child. While talking to TheNation, a senior doctor of the Children Hospital PIMS rejected all allegations levelled against Dr Jay Krishan saying that the parents are raising baseless points to prove medical negligence. No medical negligence of any type was done and the medical staff had tried their level best to save the childs life, he said requesting anonymity. Even before conducting the inquiry, the father of the child was asked that if he did not have any faith on the credibility of the inquiry committee, doctors from outside the hospital might be called for probe. Initially, he had no objection but now he is claiming that he was not consulted for constituting any inquiry committee. When TheNation conducted the mother of the child, she said, It was not in my knowledge that the aunt of the child has given any thing in writing to the hospital doctors. How could she make any such statement when she was not present as that time, she added rejecting the claim of the aunt to be an eyewitness. When Shamsa Dar was contacted by TheNation, she refused to give any comments saying, It is none of your business.