Kolkata: At least eight new-born babies have died since Friday at a government hospital in West Bengal`s Purulia district, an official said Sunday.
Confirming the deaths, Deben Mahato Sadar Hospital superintendent Nilanjana Sen said many of the babies were grossly underweight.
"Eight babies, all of them a few days old, have died in the last 48 hours. But this is not a news as all of them were grossly underweight and vulnerable," Sen told IANS.
More than a dozen infant deaths took place in the hospital in June last year.