Crib Deaths

  • West Bengal: Eight infants die at government hospital January 28, 2014

    Kolkata: Reports of multiple infant deaths continue to pour in from West Bengal. On Monday, eight infants died at a government hospital in Purulia district. Hospital authorities claimed that most of the deaths were a result of the children being underweight. They also complained about being under-staffed. Earlier in January, 16 crib...
  • West Bengal: Mamata blames crib deaths on Bihar patients January 22, 2013

    Kolkata: Attributing crib deaths to underweight and malnourished babies, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday labelled the influx of patients from neighbouring Bihar as a problem. "You know what our problem is? Many people from Bihar bring their children for treatment to hospitals in Malda and Murshidabad (districts)," Mamata...
  • We have fewer wards and too many patients: Malda medical superintendent November 28, 2012

    Three more babies have died in Malda Medical College in West Bengal in the past 24 hours taking the toll to 27 dead since last Saturday. The state government has rushed the Chairman of Task Force of Infant Mortality to Malda. The hospital defence is that the three babies were...
  • WB: 3 more infants dead in 24 hours in Malda hospital November 28, 2012

    Kolkata: Three more infants have died in the past 24 hours in the Malda Medical college in West Bengal. This has taken the death toll to 22 since Saturday. The state government has rushed the Chairman of Task Force of Infant Mortality to Malda. The hospital said the three babies were...
  • WB: 6 babies dead in 24 hours in Malda Medical College November 27, 2012

    52 children dead in just one month, 28 in ten days. The horror continues at Malda Medical College. ...
  • Crib deaths: 11 months on, WB govt refuses to learn November 27, 2012

    Over a 100 infant deaths were reported in state-run hospitals in West Bengal in January this year. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who also holds the health portfolio had promised to act, but little has changed on the ground 11 months on. ...
  • WB: 6 infant deaths in 24 hours in Malda hospital November 27, 2012

    Kolkata: Six more infant deaths have been reported from the Medical College Hospital in Malda in West Bengal in the past 24 hours. This takes the toll to 19 deaths since Saturday. Hospital authorities maintain that the infants were brought in a critical condition from the adjoining North and South...
  • WB: 11 infants die in Malda in last two days April 7, 2012

    Kolkata: Eleven babies have died in the last 2 days at the Malda Medical College and Hospital in the Malda district where barely two months back 20 newborns had died. Over 210 deaths have been reported this year from this same hospital. Six of the 11 babies were less than 28...
  • WB: Mamata blames Left for rapes, crib deaths February 28, 2012

    Kolkata: Less than a fortnight after drawing flak for her disparaging comments on the Park Street rape victim, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday squarely blamed the Left for the deteriorating law and order condition in West Bengal. She claimed that the 30-year-old woman allegedly raped by a gang of...