Six more babies die in Bengal hospitalNovember 10th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Underlining yet again the poor health infrastructure in West Bengal’s government hospitals, six babies have died in a Malda district hospital, officials said Thursday.
“Since yesterday (Wednesday) morning, six babies have died. All of them were underweight. They were brought to the hospital in a very critical condition,” H. Ari, superintendent of Malda Sadar Hospital, told IANS.
However, Ari admitted that the hospital lacks a neo-natal unit and assured that a specialised infant unit will come up very soon in the hospital.
Between Oct 25 and 28, 16 babies died at the B.C. Roy Children’s Hospital - the only children’s referral hospital in Kolkata. The Burdwan Medical College and Hospital reported 12 infant deaths Oct 27-28.
Earlier in June, 18 babies had died at the B.C. Roy Children’s Hospital.
Banerjee had then ordered a probe into the matter but later gave a clean chit to the authorities.
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