INFANT DEATHS

  • West Bengal: 11 infants die over three days in Malda Medical College 4 hours 32 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The ghost of crib deaths returned to haunt West Bengal with 11 infants losing their lives at the Malda Medical College and Hospital in the past three days, an official said on Thursday. Confirming the deaths, medical superintendent and vice principal MA Rashid said all the infants were underweight and...
  • West Bengal crib deaths: Five more infants die at Malda hospital July 13, 2014

    Malda: In a worsening situation at the Malda Medical College & Hospital, five more infant deaths have been reported on Sunday. This comes less than a day after as many as seven newborne died at the hospital in 24 hours time. Crib deaths is a serious issue haunting the West...
  • West Bengal: Seven infant deaths at Malda hospital in 24 hours July 12, 2014

    Malda: In yet another instance exposing the laxity of state government in medical care, seven infants lost their life soon after their birth at West Bengal's Malda Medical College & Hospital. All the deaths took place in the past 24 hours. Hospital deputy superintendent Jyotish Das said the infants were aged...
  • WB: Seven children die of 'litchi syndrome' in Malda June 7, 2014

    Kolkata: As many as seven children in West Bengal's Malda district have died due to the litchi syndrome, a viral infection leading to sudden death, in the last five days, an official said Saturday. The deaths of the children aged between two and four years were reported at the staterun Malda...
  • Highest number of newborns die in India annually May 20, 2014

    London: More than seven lakh newborn babies die in India every year, the highest number of such deaths globally, a new study has claimed. Each year 5.5 million babies enter and leave the world without being recorded and one in three newborns over 45 million babies do not...
  • 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 understaffed. Earlier in January, 16 crib...
  • AP: 16yearold girl delivers baby, throws newborn from the window January 8, 2014

    Nizamabad: A 16yearold girl student allegedly threw her newborn baby from the window of her school hostel in the district following which the infant died, police said on Wednesday. The girl, studying in class X at a staterun residential school for girls, had delivered a baby boy in the early hours...
  • Delhi: Infant's body found in garbage, AAP promises action January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: There is an outrage in Delhi after hospital threw an infant's body in a medical waste garbage dump. Health Minister Surender Kumar Jain has said that a strict action will be taken against the guilty. "This is a very serious matter. Strict action will be taken against the...
  • West Bengal: 13 infants die in 2 days in staterun hospital at Malda January 2, 2014

    Malda: At least 13 infants, all of them less than five months old, died from malnutrition at a government hospital in Malda in West Bengal in the past 48 hours. The Malda Medical College Hospital authorities said, breathing trouble, low birth weight and infection were the prime causes behind the crib...
  • J&K: 500 infants dead in paediatric hospital in one year November 4, 2013

    Srinagar: Nearly 500 infants have died in Kashmir's only paediatric hospital in the last one year. The state government promised radical changes but there has been no action yet, not even on the Centre's promise of a new children's hospital. Kashmir's sole paediatric hospital, the GB Pant, continues to be...
  • West Bengal: 7 infants die in 24 hours, high level probe ordered October 19, 2013

    Malda: In more cases of infant deaths in West Bengal, seven infants have died in less than 24 hours at a government hospital in Malda. A high level task force has been appointed to probe the deaths. While the authorities at the Malda Medical College are claiming that some of these...
  • Kolkata: 31 infants dead in four days due to malnutrition September 7, 2013

    Kolkata: Thirty-five infants have died at BC Roy Hospital in Kolkata in the last five days. Reports suggested that the children suffered from malnutrition. The hospital authorities have claimed that a sudden spurt in number of terminally-ill patients referred from other hospitals led to the infant deaths. The State Health Department...
  • WB: 13 children dead in over 36 hours in a Purulia hospital June 10, 2013

    Purulia: Thirteen babies have been reported dead over the past 36 hours in the Purulia district in West Bengal. The children, suffering from meningitis were admitted to the Purulia Sadar Hospital in a critical condition. The babies aged between one and seven years were mostly underweight and malnourished. The district...
  • NHRC issues notice to West Bengal over infant deaths May 31, 2013

    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...
  • Kerala: Poor healthcare leading to infant deaths May 24, 2013

    Attapadi: 22 infant deaths in four months due to poor nutrition and inadequate healthcare has left the tribal belt of Attapadi in Kerala devastated. The tribal belt of Attapadi in Kerala has never had it so bad. "I was only eight months pregnant. The delivery was unexpected and at night we...
  • More than 3 lakh newborn babies die in India every year May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: More than 4,00,000 babies across South Asia die right after their birth, reveals a new study. The report also indicates that chronic malnourishment which leads to mental or physical impairment is particularly severe in the region. The report's birth day risk index shows that of the one million...
  • WB: 4 infants die in Malda Medical College Hospital January 10, 2013

    Malda: Four newborn children died in Malda Medical College and Hospital in Malda in this district headquarter town of Malda district. Viceprincipal of the medical college MA Rashid said the babies died since last night of bronchopneumonia. While two died in the Sick Neonatal Care Unit, the other two died in...
  • 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...
  • Crib deaths: 11 months on, WB govt refuses to learn November 27, 2012

    Over a 100 infant deaths were reported in staterun 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...
  • Rajasthan: 16 infant deaths in 3 months in Chittorgarh November 20, 2012

    Chittorgarh: Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh had drawn attention to crumbling health infrastructure in the states, saying even Kenya has a lower infant mortality rate than India. CNNIBN travelled to Rajasthan's Chittorgarh to find out the situation there. Prem and Madan Dangi were filled with joy upon the birth of their...
  • Andhra Pradesh: 6 infants die at govt hospital August 16, 2012

    Tirupati: Slight tension prevailed at Ruia Government Hospital in Tirupati after six infants died on Wednesday. The parents staged a protest at the hospital alleging negligence. However, no police complaint has been filed against the hospital authorities as yet. The hospital authorities insist the infants who died were admitted in a critical...
  • Srinagar baby deaths: 'Hospital lacked sanitation' June 12, 2012

    Srinagar: Srinagar's only pediatric hospital, the GB Pant, lacked proper sanitation which was one of the primary reasons behind the 400 infant deaths reported from the hospital earlier this year, an inquiry report has said. CNNIBN had first highlighted the issue, after which an inquiry was ordered into the case. The inquiry...
  • Srinagar infant deaths: Centre slams Omar govt May 21, 2012

    Srinagar: The Omar Abdullah government in Jammu and Kashmir is under pressure from the Centre over the infant deaths. Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad visited the GB Pant Hospital in Srinagar, which is the city's only paediatric facility. This is where around 360 newborns have died since January due...
  • Infant deaths in Kashmir a matter of shame: Azad May 19, 2012

    Srinagar: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday said the high number of infant death at GB Panth children Hospital in Srinagar was "a matter of shame". "It is unfortunate and a matter of shame that such things happen in a state capital. One could understand if it had happened...
  • Srinagar: Official of GB Pant hospital removed May 18, 2012

    Srinagar: After CNNIBN's sustained reporting on the issue, the medical superintendent of the GB Pant hospital in Srinagar has been removed. Now the Opposition to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's government has demanded the Prime Minister's intervention. The PDP and an independent MLA have also demanded a CBI...
  • Another infant dies in Srinagar's GB Pant hospital May 17, 2012

    Srinagar: Another infant has died at the GB Pant Hospital, Srinagar's only paediatric facility, taking the death toll to 359 in five months. The infant died when the state's Medical Education Minister RS Chib was visiting the hospital on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's orders. The government acted...
  • Will upgrade Srinagar's only child hospital: Omar May 16, 2012

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday asked the state's Medical & Education Minister to quickly upgrade facilities at Srinagar's only children's hospital GB Pant. Omar said that the hospital's budget would be raised and more ventilators would be provided to the hospital. This after CNNIBN reported...
  • 62 infants dead in 90 days in a Srinagar hospital May 16, 2012

    Srinagar: Over 62 newborns have died in the past three months at Srinagar's only paediatric hospital GB Pant. The hospital is facing an acute shortage of trained staff and medical equipment. The sole paediatric hospital in Srinagar has literally become a death trap. In the past six weeks alone, 30...