‘Mamata's silence on infant deaths deafening’

Mumbai: Senior CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat on Monday lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her silence on the recent spate of infant deaths in the state's hospitals.

"When these deaths occurred two years ago the present Chief Minister left no stone unturned to turn it into a political issue. Therefore, her silence today is all the more deafening," she told reporters here.

A total of 36 infant deaths have been reported at the BC Roy Children's Hospital in Kolkata and the Burdwan Medical College in the past few days.