The three children died as they were underweight and suffering from broncho-pneumonia and other serious ailments, they said. Till Thursday, nine babies in the age group of 0 to nine months and suffering from broncho-pneumonia and low birth weight had died since 12 noon Tuesday. Also, another baby was stillborn yesterday.
Meanwhile, the hospital sources said a new critical care unit has been opened in the paediatric department of the hospital. Three more paediatric doctors including a professor of a medical college have been deputed to the hospital today, they said. Out of the paediatric doctors in the hospital, one was on leave during this time, they said adding he has been told to join duty immediately. 36 babies had died at several district hospitals, including the referral B C Roy Children's Hospital in Kolkata in October.