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West Bengal: 5 babies die in Burdwan district

Last Updated: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 12:28

Zeenews Bureau

Kolkata: In the latest instance of crib deaths in West Bengal, five babies have died at Burdwan district in the last twenty four hours, reports said on Sunday.

However the exact reason for the unfortunate deaths is yet to be known.

Between Oct 25 and 28, 16 babies died at the BC Roy Children`s Hospital - the only children`s referral hospital in Kolkata. The Burdwan Medical College and Hospital reported 12 infant deaths Oct 27-28. Six babies died in a Malda district hospital since Wednesday.

Earlier in June, 18 babies had died at the B.C. Roy Children`s Hospital.

Under fire for the series of crib deaths in government hospitals, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had blamed previous Left Front regimes for the scenario as they had neglected the healthcare sector.

First Published: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 12:27

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