Hospital authorities said four of the infants, which died
since last night, were less than 15 days old.
Almost all the babies were born underweight and suffered
from broncho pneumonia and were brought from interior areas of
Malda district, the officials said.
The hospital authorities said an average 60 sick babies
were admitted daily and their total number exceeded the
capacity by three times.
They said to cope with the situation, the number of beds,
doctors and nurses were being increased in the hospital.
Malda (WB): Five more babies died at West
Bengal government-run Malda Sadar Hospital, taking the toll to
40 in the last 10 days, officials said.
First Published: Friday, January 27, 2012, 15:57