Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hundreds of Infant deaths plague West Bengal hospital 2012

Kolkata: The saga of infant deaths continues with nine cases being reported over the past 12 hours at West Bengal's Malda Medical College and Hospital.

Of the nine babies that died yesterday, six were less than 28 days old.

Though the hospital authority refused to divulge details of the deaths in the past 36 hours, most of the babies were reportedly born in the hospital.

In January this year, 121 babies died in the hospital and by the end of the next month the figure rose to 205.

The state sent several teams to probe the matter and even a Sick Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) was set up. But parents continue to complain of negligence, which was denied by the health department. Read More