Three more babies die in Malda hospital

Last Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 20:26

Malda (WB): Three more newborns died
since last night at the Malda Sadar Hospital here and all of
them were referred from hospitals located in rural areas.

Seven babies had died yesterday in the same hospital
attached to the Malda Medical College.

Dr Debasish Bhattacharya, principal of the Malda
Medical College, said the babies were born premature and
underweight in some rural hospitals from where they were
referred.

Most of the seven babies who died yesterday were from
the villages of Malda, Jharkhand and Bangladesh, officials
said.
Meanwhile, a two-member high-powered task force,
headed by Dr Tridib Banerjee, visited the hospital and met
officials of the health department.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Swapan Kumar Jhariat
said health secretary Sanjay Mitra would visit the hospital
tomorrow.
PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 20:26

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