Assam: 16 newborns die in hospital

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New Delhi, Nov 9: At least sixteen newborns died in the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital since last week.

In the wake of deaths, the Assam government has sent a team of medical experts to the hospital.

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that a team of experts including the Director of Medical Education, a UNICEF expert and a paediatric doctor from the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) will reach the Jorhat hospital to examine the deaths.

“The problem was between November 1 and 6 when 15 newborns died in the hospital. Most babies who died in our hospital had some problems,” said Pranabjit Biswanath, who heads the Paediatrics department. One death took place on November 8.

“Some mothers arrived very late in the hospital just before delivery and some were born with very poor health condition. Some babies which died also had congenial diseases,” he informed media.


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