Friday 24 May, 2019

16 newborns died in Assam

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Guwahati: Assam Government has ordered an inquiry into the deaths of 16 children in a week after being diverted to a hospital in Guwahati. The children died between November 1 and 6 in the Jorhat Medical College in Assam. The health department and the hospital authorities appointed two teams each to investigate the incident.

 The authorities claimed that the deaths were not the result of the ignorance, and the hospital authorities had not failed in the treatment. Officials say the number of patients being treated at the hospital has increased so that the death toll is increasing.

The patients are being hospitalized with various kinds of diseases, the Superintendent of the hospital said. Only 140 patients can be cured at the hospital in one time. However, the authorities will have to admit more people into it.

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