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Five more infants die in Malda hospital

PTI  Malda, July 13, 2014
First Published: 11:45 IST(13/7/2014) | Last Updated: 11:49 IST(13/7/2014)

Five more babies have died in the Malda Medical College and Hospital since Saturday, taking the toll in the crib deaths at the facility to 12 in two days.

Hospital sources on Sunday said the five under-weight infants were aged between 0-30 days and suffering from malnutrition and respiratory problem.

While three of them were born in the hospital, two were referral cases, the sources said.

The government hospital had been in the news for the death of 23 infants due to an unspecified illness in June.

Read: Seven infants die in West Bengal hospital in 24 hours


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