290 chil­dren died at BRD hos­pi­tal in Aug

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New Delhi/go­rakh­pur: A to­tal of 290 chil­dren died at Baba Raghav Das Med­i­cal Col­lege in Go­rakh­pur in Au­gust, 213 of them in the neona­tal ICU and 77 in the en­cephali­tis ward, prin­ci­pal P.K. Singh said. There have been 1,250 deaths since Jan­uary this year at the hos­pi­tal, es­pe­cially in en­cephali­tis, in­fant and chil­dren’s wards, he said. Giv­ing a break-up of the ca­su­al­ties at the hos­pi­tal, Singh said 37 chil­dren have died on 27 and 28 Au­gust, of whom 26 died in the neona­tal ICU (NICU) and 11 in en­cephali­tis ward. PAGE 18

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