Baby lifted from state-run hospital

A two-day-old child went missing on Friday from a government hospital in Kolkata.

Kolkata: Hours after a woman died giving
birth to twin babies on road on being refused admission to two
state-run hospitals, a 2-day-old child went missing on Friday from
another government hospital in the city.

Authorities at the state-run Chittaranjan Hospital
admitted the child was missing from the mother`s cot in the
maternity ward this afternoon.

The authorities accepted the complaint lodged by the
husband of Tanija Fatima who alleged the boy child, born
on Wednesday in the ward, went missing while she was asleep.
The hospital authorities said CCTV footage showed a woman
suspect loitering near the ward gate whom the police were
looking for.

"The police were verifying the CCTV footage and
interrogated the nurses and ward staff on duty. The security
in the hospital has been tightened," the official said.

Earlier, a 40-year-old woman gave birth to the twins
on the roadside near Maidan in the city late last night after
her husband took her first to Chittaranjan Sevasadan which
refused to admit her and later to Sambhunath Pandit Hospital
that also turned her away.

She died on the road after giving birth to her second
child.

PTI

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