Infant

  • Kerala: Pen cap, coin found in oesophagus of 25-day-old 29-03-2014 06:00 PM

    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...
  • Eight-month-old Colombian baby weighing 20 kgs (as much as a six year old) taken away from mother for life-saving treatment 20-03-2014 02:58 PM

    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 12-03-2014 07:49 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Baby seat with iPad holder could be harmful for infants 12-12-2013 11:06 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • TN: 3 students arrested for killing college principal inside campus 10-10-2013 01:00 PM

    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)...
  • Sitapur: Woman, infant son charred to death 14-09-2013 10:46 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Gauriganj: 2 infants killed after wall collapses on them 02-09-2013 11:58 AM

    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...
  • Burnt bodies of woman, minors found inside a school building 26-08-2013 06:24 AM

    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...
  • New-born baby boy dumped near a garbage bin 16-08-2013 03:58 AM

    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...
  • Maharashtra admits to large scale child malnutrition deaths 06-08-2013 01:38 AM

    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 29-07-2013 05:52 PM

    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....
  • Indian healthcare industry to be worth $280 billion by 2020 30-06-2013 07:52 PM

    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 30-06-2013 07:42 PM

    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 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...
  • Man burns wife and son to death over dowry demands 03-06-2013 12:24 AM

    Ara: In a suspected case of dowry, a man burnt to death his wife and an infant son in Bhojpur district, police said on Sunday. Angry over not getting a buffalo in dowry, Upendra Mahto poured kerosene on his wife Rina Devi (25) and 14-month-old son at their house in...
  • 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...
  • Rajasthan: Sweeper chops off infant's finger in a hospital 09-04-2013 07:47 AM

    Barmer: A shocking case of medical negligence has come to light in Rajasthan. In the absence of doctors and nurses, a sweeper attended to an infant and chopped off the child's finger in a hospital in Barmer. The sweeper was trying to remove the stitches on the child's finger. After...