Infant

  • India's infant mortality rate dips July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: India has seen a dip in its infant mortality and fertility rates, official figures released on Thursday showed. The infant mortality rate in India has declined from 47 per 100,000 live births in 2010 to 42 in 2012, according to the National Health Profile, 2013. The National Health Profile,...
  • Odisha: Infant boy allegedly sold by parents, rescued July 17, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A 22-day-old infant boy who was allegedly sold by his parents was rescued by the police and at least six persons, including the adoptive couple were detained in Bhubaneswar for their involvement in the incident. "Police have rescued the child who was allegedly sold by his parents for money. We...
  • 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...
  • Rapidly growing population a big challenge, says Rajasthan Health Minister July 12, 2014

    Rapidly growing population is a big challenge before the country, Rajasthan Health Minister Rajendra Rathore said at a function marking the World Population Day on Friday. Addressing the state-level function here, Rathore said limited resources and rising population have disturbed the balance of the nature and should be controlled with awareness. The...
  • Eight children die in West Bengal hospital June 7, 2014

    Malda: At least eight children died and 17 others were hospitalised after suffering from an unidentified illness at Malda Medical College and Hospital in West Bengal. "The children, aged between 1-6 years, were admitted here with high fever, vomiting and convulsion on Thursday night. The children died in the past...
  • Indian baby fights for her life after ninth surgery in Dubai June 5, 2014

    Dubai: A six-month-old Indian baby is fighting for her life at a hospital after being operated nine times for multiple complications due to her premature birth. Safa, weighing only 580 grams, was born three months premature to Sheerain and Nasir Khan, through a C-section surgery on November 2, 2013, Gulf...
  • 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...
  • Kerala: Pen cap, coin found in oesophagus of 25-day-old March 29, 2014

    In a shock to his parents and doctors, a collection of articles, including an eraser bar and a pen cap, were found in the oesophagus of a 25-day-old boy in Alappuzha district. A one rupee coin was also recovered from the trachea of the baby after a two-hour surgery by a...
  • Eight-month-old Colombian baby weighing 20 kgs (as much as a six year old) taken away from mother for life-saving treatment March 20, 2014

    Eight month old Santiago Mendoza was taken away from his mother Eunice Fandino after his weight shot up to a staggering 20 kgs, as much as the weight of a six year old. The infant will be put on a diet, therapist Salvador Palacios has said, the Mirror reported.Fandino admitted...
  • Jharkhand records lowest infant mortality rate: UNICEF March 12, 2014

    Jharkhand has recorded the lowest infant mortality rate in 2012-13, the UNICEF said in a statement in Ranchi on Wednesday. "Jharkhand has the lowest infant mortality rate (IMR), as per the recently released Annual Health Survey 2012-13. The IMR (death rate of children below 1 year) declined from 41 per 1,000...
  • 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...
  • AP: 16-year-old girl delivers baby, throws newborn from the window January 8, 2014

    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 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 state-run 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...
  • Baby seat with iPad holder could be harmful for infants December 12, 2013

    Boston: An advocacy group called on toy maker Fisher-Price to stop selling a baby seat designed to hold an iPad at the front, saying the product encourages parents to leave infants alone to watch screens that could be harmful. The bouncy seat with an iPad holder is the "ultimate electronic babysitter"...
  • 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...
  • TN: 3 students arrested for killing college principal inside campus October 10, 2013

    Tuticorin: The Principal of Infant Jesus Engineering College in Tuticorin was allegedly hacked to death by students. The principal was hacked to death in the college on Thursday morning allegedly by three students who were ordered to vacate the hostel on grounds of indiscipline. Police said the Principal Suresh (55) of...
  • Sitapur: Woman, infant son charred to death September 14, 2013

    A woman and her infant son were charred to death allegedly when she caught fire while cooking in Reosa area. Pooja Singh (22) and her six-month old son Shubham caught fire apparently when she was cooking food with him in her lap, police said. They were rushed to a private nursing...
  • 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...
  • Gauriganj: 2 infants killed after wall collapses on them September 2, 2013

    Two infants were killed after a wall of a house collapsed in Gujar Tola in Gauriganj area in Amethi,  police said on Monday. The two brothers - a one-year-old and a two-and-a-half year old -- were sleeping in their room on Sunday night when the wall collapsed.  The two children died...
  • Burnt bodies of woman, minors found inside a school building August 26, 2013

    Partially charred bodies of a woman and two minor girls, including an infant, were found on Sunday from inside a building in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said. The bodies were discovered from inside a school building in the Kanksa police station aras in the district, some 150 km from Kolkata. "We...
  • New-born baby boy dumped near a garbage bin August 16, 2013

    A new-born baby boy was found abandoned near a garbage bin in a town near Madurai on Thursday. The infant, wrapped in a shawl and put in a textile shop bag, was noticed by a roadside shopowner at Sandhai Thidal near Thirubhuvanam on hearing the child's cries, police said. He handed...
  • Maharashtra admits to large scale child malnutrition deaths August 6, 2013

    Maharashtra's Minister for Tribal Development Madhukar Pichad admitted in Thane on Monday that large scale malnutrition deaths occurred in Thane district of Maharashtra due to non-availability of proper medical infrastructure and health care facilities. Pichad said this while visiting the predominantly tribal Jawhar and Mokhada talukas of Thane district on...
  • Man throws three-year-old from terrace after a fight with wife; infant dies on the spot July 29, 2013

    After a tiff with his wife, a 40-year-old inebriated man allegedly threw his infant son from the first floor of his house leading to his instant death in Shabhupura Colony here. The three-year-old child was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival, police said. The father,...
  • Indian healthcare industry to be worth $280 billion by 2020 June 30, 2013

    The Indian healthcare industry is worth $79 billion and is expected to be at $280 billion by 2020. On one hand, the industry has got some well-equipped hospitals and on the other hand, 50 per cent of the population does not have access to it. India has the highest infant...
  • 3 arrested for stealing infant from government hospital June 30, 2013

    Nawada: A baby boy was on Sunday rescued and reunited with his mother, days after he was stolen in exchange for money from a government hospital in Nawada. The police said three persons were arrested for stealing the infant from a market in the Rajauli police station area in Bihar's...
  • 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...