As­sam to probe new­borns’ deaths

The Asian Age - - Nation -

Guwa­hati: The death of at least 18 in­fants in Jorhat Med­i­cal Col­lege and Hos­pi­tal in past 10 days has cre­ated panic and anger among the res­i­dents, prompt­ing the state health de­part­ment to or­der a probe into the in­ci­dent. In­form­ing that the di­rec­tor of med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion would be head­ing the probe, the state gov­ern­ment sources said that a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Unicef ( United Na­tions In­ter­na­tional Chil­dren’s Emer­gency Fund) also vis­ited the hos­pi­tal on Satur­day to take stock of the sit­u­a­tion.

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