Kolkata: A week after 27 infants died in two West Bengal government hospitals, there is political blame game underway, on pinning the responsibility of the deaths.
Sudip Bandopadhyay, Minister of State, Health and Trinamool Congress MP, gave a clean chit to the West Bengal Health Department, and said that the government did its utmost best to save the children.
However, West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan on Monday expressed concern over the death of several babies in the state and said steps are being taken to stop any more tragedy.
"Yes, it is matter of concern. West Bengal government is working on it," he told reporters when asked about the death of babies due to various diseases in West Bengal.
Asked whether an inquiry should be instituted to find out the causes for the deaths, Narayanan said, "More than the inquiry, we should focus that there should be no single (baby) death and the state government is working on that".
On the situation in Maoists-hit areas in West Bengal, the Governor said the situation was normal there.
"It is a matter of governance. The Chief Minister (Mamata Banerjee) is adopting the policy of development and how to check the insurgency....Let's see how it works," he said.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who also holds the health portfolio is yet to clarify on the deaths.
(With additional inputs from PTI)