3 more infant deaths at Malda Hospital

Three more children died at Malda Sadar Hospital on Saturday taking the number of crib deaths in the state-run facility to nine in past two days.

Malda (WB): Three more children died at
Malda Sadar Hospital on Saturday taking the number of crib deaths in
the state-run facility to nine in past two days.
While three children died in the hospital today, six
other deaths occurred during Thursday-Friday, acting
Superintendent Dr R R Samanta said, adding that most of them
were new-born babies.

Most of the deaths were caused by respiratory difficulty
induced by cold with many babies referred from far-flung areas
in serious condition, the official said.
The hospital authorities have taken measures including to
have a warmer on 24-hr basis at the neo-natal unit.

Twenty six babies had died in this hospital in a period
of six days from November 11.

PTI

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