Infant Deaths

  • Eight children die in West Bengal hospital 07-06-2014 12:56 PM

    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 state-run...
  • Highest number of newborns die in India annually 20-05-2014 05:22 PM

    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 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. 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 28-11-2012 10:58 AM

    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...
  • 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. ...
  • WB: 6 infant deaths in 24 hours in Malda hospital 27-11-2012 08:16 AM

    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 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...
  • Andhra Pradesh: 6 infants die at govt hospital 16-08-2012 08:01 AM

    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...
  • Srinagar baby deaths: 'Hospital lacked sanitation' 12-06-2012 07:12 PM

    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. CNN-IBN had first highlighted the issue, after which an inquiry was ordered into the case....
  • Srinagar infant deaths: Centre slams Omar govt 21-05-2012 09:03 AM

    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 19-05-2012 08:20 PM

    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...
  • Srinagar: Official of GB Pant hospital removed 18-05-2012 09:30 AM

    Srinagar: After CNN-IBN'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 17-05-2012 09:47 AM

    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 16-05-2012 01:31 PM

    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 CNN-IBN reported...
  • 62 infants dead in 90 days in a Srinagar hospital 16-05-2012 08:30 AM

    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...
  • Will North-East ever be a priority for New Delhi? 20-04-2012 11:44 PM

    44 children have died in a civil hospital in Karimganj in Assam over two months. ...
  • Failure of national rural health scheme in Assam 20-04-2012 09:39 PM

    Karimganj: Most of the centres under the National Rural Health Mission function without even doctors in Karimganj. No treatment could save seven-year-old Ruzel in the Karimganj Civil Hospital. Ruzel's Grandfather said, "We took him at night. The doctor came after two hours. He was given an injection at night. He...
  • Assam: 44 children die in 2 months at govt hospital 20-04-2012 09:21 PM

    Karimganj: 44 children have died in a civil hospital in Karimganj in Assam over two months. But not one bit has changed in the hospital even now. CNN-IBN travelled to the hospital where the sick children mostly survive on prayers. Children are clinging to their lives most often losing the...