Tuesday, June 25, 2024
spot_img

Crib deaths a major problem: Pranab

Date:

Share post:

spot_img
spot_img

KOLKATA: Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said death of babies in hospsitals was a major problem not only in West Bengal, but across the country.

“It is a major problem across the country. We have to address it,” he told reporters outside his residence in south Kolkata.

His comment was in reply to a question on the recent death of more than 40 infants in three Government hospitals in Kolkata, Burdwan and Malda. The latest incident that took place was the death of nine babies in Malda district hospital over the past two days.

Earlier, 36 infants had died at the referral BC Roy Children’s hospital in Kolkata and in Burdwan Medical College and hospital last month. Meanwhile, Malda District Hospital Superintendent HK Ari said a medical board had been set up to go into the reasons of the infant deaths and fix responsibility. (UNI)

spot_img
spot_img

Related articles

Assam Police ready to implement new laws, says DGP

Guwahati, June 25: Assam DGP Gyanendra Pratap Singh said that the implementation of the new criminal laws was...

TMC reiterates call for central probe into Govt-BRC connection

Tura, June 25: TMC Youth leader Richard Marak on Tuesday reiterated his call for a comprehensive and independent...

Group seeks stay order on officials transfer in SGH

Tura, June 25: The ACHIK from South Garo Hills has appealed to Chief minister Conrad Sangma urging him...

Assam bank fraud: CBI registers case against 4 accused

Guwahati, June 25: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against four accused, comprising three...