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May 31, 2013 at 01:15am IST

NHRC issues notice to West Bengal over infant deaths

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday sought a report from West Bengal over the death of eight infants at a government hospital in Malda district.

The media had reported that eight infants died at Malda Medical College Hospital on May 24. The same hospital was in news for the death of 36 infants between Jan 9 and 15.

"Notices have been issued to the chief secretary, Government of West Bengal and the district magistrate, Malda, calling for reports in the matter within four weeks," said an official NHRC.

NHRC issues notice to West Bengal over infant deaths

The media had reported that eight infants died at Malda Medical College Hospital on May 24.

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