West Bengal: 12 infants die in Malda hospital in 2 days

In a worsening situation at the Malda Medical College & Hospital, five more infant deaths have been reported on Sunday.

hidden July 13, 2014 13:27:24 IST
West Bengal: 12 infants die in Malda hospital in 2 days

In a worsening situation at the Malda Medical College & Hospital, five more infant deaths have been reported on Sunday.
This comes less than a day after as many as seven new born died at the hospital in 24 hours time.

West Bengal 12 infants die in Malda hospital in 2 days

Image used for representational purpose. Reuters

Hospital sources on Sunday told PTI that the five under-weight infants were aged between 0-30 days and suffering from malnutrition and respiratory problem.

While three of them were born in the hospital, two were referral cases, the sources said.

In January this year, 16 infants died at the same Malda hospital in three days. Hospital authorities have maintained that the infants are being admitted with serious health problems including respiratory problems, severe malnourishment and infections, and the doctors do their best to save them. Malda Medical college is the only referral hospital in the area.

With inputs from PTI

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