Kolkata: Seven new born babies have died in West Bengal’s Malda Medical College and Hospital since Friday, an official said .
Confirming the deaths, Medical Superintendent cum vice principal M.A. Rashid said all the infants were underweight and barring one all were referred to the hospital in critical condition.
The state-run hospital has witnessed frequent infant deaths in the recent past. Earlier, babies died of suspected encephalitis in June, while in January more than a dozen had died.