24 Dec '11, 4am

Six new-borns die at Indian hospital, cold blamed: Doctors said the difference of temperature between mother's w...

Six new-borns die at Indian hospital, cold blamed: Doctors said the difference of temperature between mother's w...

The Statesman/Asia News Network Saturday, Dec 24, 2011 MALDA - At least six new-born babies died within a six-hour period last night at Malda Medical College and Hospital, deaths which are being blamed on the cold. The dead infants were 1-70 days old; apart from one, all of them were born in the hospital itself. Hospital authorities said the prevailing cold wave conditions, combined with individual ailments, was the reason behind their deaths. Worse, 50 more newborn children are battling for their lives in the hospital amidst an acute cold wave. The mercury touched 8.8 degree centigrade here today. Mrs Jahanara Khatun of Manikchak had brought her ailing 70-day-old baby to the Malda District Hospital yesterday. It was suffering from respiratory problem. Around 12.30 am the baby succumbed to her ailment. Mrs Anjana Mandal of Kaliachak had delivered her baby in the hospital i...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1S...

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