Infant Death

  • West Bengal: Eight infants die at government hospital 28-01-2014 09:28 AM

    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,...
  • AP: 16-year-old girl delivers baby, throws newborn from the window 08-01-2014 09:35 PM

    Nizamabad: A 16-year-old 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 state-run residential school for girls, had delivered a baby boy in the early...
  • Delhi: Infant's body found in garbage, AAP promises action 07-01-2014 11:27 AM

    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 state-run hospital at Malda 02-01-2014 08:58 AM

    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...
  • J&K: 500 infants dead in paediatric hospital in one year 04-11-2013 09:25 AM

    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 19-10-2013 04:29 PM

    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...
  • Kolkata: 31 infants dead in four days due to malnutrition 07-09-2013 08:58 AM

    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...
  • WB: 13 children dead in over 36 hours in a Purulia hospital 10-06-2013 11:40 AM

    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 31-05-2013 01:15 AM

    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...
  • Kerala: Poor healthcare leading to infant deaths 24-05-2013 08:04 AM

    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...
  • More than 3 lakh newborn babies die in India every year 07-05-2013 11:36 AM

    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...
  • We have fewer wards and too many patients: Malda medical superintendent 28-11-2012 02:46 PM

    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. ...
  • Crib deaths: 11 months on, WB govt refuses to learn 27-11-2012 01:36 PM

    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. ...
  • Rajasthan: 16 infant deaths in 3 months in Chittorgarh 20-11-2012 10:37 AM

    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. CNN-IBN travelled to Rajasthan's Chittorgarh to find out the situation there. Prem and Madan Dangi were filled with joy upon the birth of...
  • Pneumonia kills infants due to lack of vaccine 15-11-2011 09:16 AM

    Mumbai: One child below the age of five dies in India every four minutes. Most of these deaths occur due to preventable illnesses like pneumonia. The International Access Vaccine Centre blames India for not introducing the latest vaccines. But can that alone save nearly four lakh children's lives every year?...
  • MP: Increase in hunger deaths among infants 14-11-2011 07:13 AM

    Shivpuri: The government in Madhya Pradesh is finding itself helpless against the tragedy of hunger deaths among tribal children. Hundreds of tons of foodgrain was allowed to rot in the state thanks to government apathy. That grain could have saved many children's lives. CNN-IBN met one such child in Shivpuri...
  • Cong downplays infant deaths in West Bengal 10-11-2011 10:00 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday downplayed deaths of a number of infants in Mamata Banerjee ruled West Bengal within weeks maintaining that public health system needs to be improved across the country and not only in the eastern state. "There is a need for us to prioritise the working of...
  • WB: 6 infants die at Malda in the last 24 hours 10-11-2011 01:39 PM

    Kolkata: Reports on Thursday said that six infants died at the Malda District Hopsital in West Bengal within the last twenty-four hours. All the infants were allegedly malnourished and underweight and died after being critically ill, sources claimed. So far there have been no allegations of negligence or other complaints...
  • Safeguarding children a moral duty: Trinamool 04-11-2011 06:00 AM

    New Delhi: About 40 children have died in government hospitals in West Bengal in the past few weeks. This is not a statistic; this is " each one of these deaths is " a profound and wrenching tragedy. I could begin by blaming the impact of 34 years of Left...
  • WB: no doctors; facility scarce at health centres 03-11-2011 09:34 AM

    Burdwan: Infant deaths in abnormal numbers and shocking instances of medical negligence continue to taint the public health infrastructure in West Bengal. The government primary health care centre at Aruar in Bengal's Burdwan district has a health staff who is not a qualified doctor but still writes out prescriptions for...
  • WB: Mamata in denial mode as infants die 02-11-2011 09:22 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday blamed the Left for ruining the state's healthcare following death of a newborn baby at a hospital in Murshidabad after doctors used acid instead of Dettol as a disinfectant. Recounting her horror at the hospital, 28-year-old Shikha said, "I was unconscious....
  • WB: Mamata blames CPI (M) for infant's death 02-11-2011 02:42 PM

    New Delhi: Reacting to the news of an infant's death during delivery after carbolic acid was used instead of dettol, West Bengal Chief Minister on Wednesday blamed the previous government of CPI (M) for the poor medical system in the state. "CPI (M) haven't created proper system. District hospitals don't...
  • Infant deaths: WB health dept gets clean chit 31-10-2011 02:06 PM

    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...
  • WB: 5 more infant deaths in Burdwan hospital 30-10-2011 07:29 PM

    Burdwan: Five more babies have died at Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, days after 13 crib deaths were reported from the premier hospital in the West Bengal district but the authorities maintained there was nothing alarming in the death figures which was normal. Three babies died in the paediatric ward...
  • No guarantee to stop infant deaths: WB Govt 29-10-2011 07:57 PM

    West Bengal Director of Medical Education, however, said the Govt is trying to improve basic health infrastructure. ...
  • Kolkata: 4 more infants die in BC Roy Hospital 28-10-2011 01:33 PM

    Kolkata: Four more infants died in BC Roy Hospital in Kolkata on Friday. All four infants were admitted with low birth weights. No complaint has been registered over the deaths so far. This came even as the West Bengal tried to play down the infant deaths in Kolkata saying the...
  • WB govt plays down Kolkata infant deaths 28-10-2011 07:25 AM

    New Delhi: The West Bengal government is trying to play down the infant deaths in Kolkata saying the children were brought in a critical condition. 13 infants died in 48 hours at the BC Roy Hospital for children in Kolkata. Despite Mamata Banerjee's promises in June, the hospital is still...