Kannur: A doctor and a nurse have been transferred by the health department following a new-born baby's death in Kerala's Kannur. According to sources, the doctor at Community Health Centre (CHC) in Panoor refused to attend the case citing COVID-19 protocol as the woman delivered the baby at her home.

It is to be noted that the horrible incident occurred in state health minister KK Shailaja's constituency Kuthuparamba.

Police said that the baby died after medical attention was denied. The family was all set to leave for hospital after the baby's mother Sameera felt labour pains. But before they could leave for the hospital, the woman delivered the baby.

But somehow, the kin rushed to the Panoor CHC and asked the doctor to visit the house to attend to the case. Citing COVID-19 guidelines, the doctor refused to visit the house.