12 babies die in Bankura Hospital

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Bankura(WB), Jun 14: Twelve babies have died of various complications at the state-run Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital here since Wednesday.

Hospital superintendent Panchanan Kundu said while four new-borns died due to low-birth weight after their premature delivery, two each died of meningitis, pneumonia and respiratory distress after post delivery complications, one each died of thalassemia and birth defects.

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The deaths were reported between Wednesday night and Saturday night, he said. The hospital has the infrastructure for treating 200 children, he said.

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