32 infants die at Kolkata hospital

Last Updated: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 10:51

Zee Media Bureau

Kolkata: Reports claimed on Saturday that at least 32 infants have died at the BC Roy Hospital in Kolkata over the past four days.

Sources said the children were suffering from malnutrition.

In their defence, hospital authorities suggested that the deaths were caused due to a surge in number of terminally-ill patients referred from other hospitals.

The government has set up a three-member panel to inquire into the deaths.

A health department official denied negligence on the part on the hospital.

It is not the first time that infants have died in West Bengal due to malnutrition. In May, 16 infants had died in Malda due to malnutrition.

First Published: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 09:56
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