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Death toll rises to 16 in Malda infant deaths

PTI  Malda, May 26, 2013
First Published: 14:00 IST(26/5/2013) | Last Updated: 15:02 IST(26/5/2013)

As the death toll in the death of infants in Malda medical college hospital rose to 16, a three member expert team on Sunday ascertained that the casualties were caused due to malnutrition and low weight.

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Four more infants Saturday night taking the toll since May 22 to 16, as the expert team headed by the joint director of Medical Education Research and Training (MERT) Dr Indrajit Saha said malnutrition and low weight was the cause for the deaths.

The team on Sunday visited the hospital premises and various departments and surveyed precautionary measures to avoid such incidents.

According to the report of the team, the cause of the deaths was nothing "normal" with malnutrition being a common factor.

Meanwhile the seven member committee formed after the deaths by the district magistrate have also submitted their report to the hospital authorities.


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