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Three more newborns die at Ajmer hospital, toll now eight

While five newborns died between Saturday evening and Sunday morning, three more have died since then, Prof B S Karnawat, head of the pediatrics department at JLN hospital said Monday.

By: Express News Service | Jaipur |
May 17, 2016 5:24:10 am
ajmer hospital, babies die, jawaharlala nehru hospital, neonatal ward, ajmer government hospital, infant dead, indian express news, latest news While Rajasthan’s Health Minister Rajendra Rathore asserted that there was no lapse on part of the hospital, he gave assurance that action would be taken against the guilty, based on the report of the deaths.

Three more newborns died while undergoing treatment at the neonatal ward of Ajmer’s Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital, taking the death toll to eight since Saturday evening.

While five newborns died between Saturday evening and Sunday morning, three more have died since then, Prof B S Karnawat, head of the pediatrics department at JLN hospital said Monday. “An infant, who was admitted on Sunday, was severely anaemic, while the second had septicaemia and a third child, who had weighed only a kilogram at the time of birth, had intestine infection,” Karnawat added.

Read | 5 babies die in Ajmer hospital, probe ordered

Meanwhile on Monday, district collector Gaurav Goyal instructed that the duty chart of senior doctors be pasted at various important locations on the JLN hospital premises, to ensure 24-hour availability of doctors. Following the deaths since Saturday evening, Goyal held a meeting with the hospital administration on Monday. He had constituted a committee on Sunday to investigate the deaths.

While Rajasthan’s Health Minister Rajendra Rathore asserted that there was no lapse on part of the hospital, he gave assurance that action would be taken against the guilty, based on the report of the deaths.

Led by state president Sachin Pilot, the Congress has alleged that senior doctors were not present overnight between Saturday and Sunday morning when five infants had died within a span of eight hours.

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