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Kolkata children`s death: Doctors keeping close watch

Doctors were on Friday keeping a close watch on the condition of children at a premier state-run hospital where 18 babies died in the last two days triggering large-scale protests and demonstrations.



Kolkata: Doctors were on Friday keeping a close watch on the condition of children at a premier state-run hospital where 18 babies died in the last two days
triggering large-scale protests and demonstrations.

"We are keeping a tab on the situation. Generally, one to four babies die at the hospital regularly as many of them are brought in very serious condition," hospital sources said.

"There has been no death since last night", they said.

The high number of deaths since Tuesday was due to a
large number of critical children brought to the hospital
from remote places including flood-affected areas, the sources
said.

A report would be submitted to the Director of Medical
Education by the hospital authorities, apart from the
two-member inquiry committee appointed by the West Bengal
government which is investigating the deaths of 18 babies in
48 hours.

Dr BC Roy Children`s Hospital is the largest
paediatric referral hospital in the eastern region.

Following the deaths of the babies, aggrieved family
members and local people forcibly entered the hospital`s main
building yesterday and blocked the road in front of the
facility.

PTI

From Zee News

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