- Title: At least 10 children die in two days in western India
- Date: 28th December 2019
- Summary: KOTA, RAJASTHAN, INDIA (DECEMBER 28, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (HD) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** PEOPLE STANDING OUTSIDE HOSPITAL SIGN ON THE ROOF OF THE HOSPITAL READING (HINDI): 'J.K. LOAN MOTHER AND CHILD HOSPITAL, KOTA' PEOPLE STANDING OUTSIDE HOSPITAL VARIOUS DOCTORS, PARAMEDICS AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE SICK CHILDREN IN THE NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT LEADER OF INDIA'S RULING BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY STANDING VARIOUS OF WOMEN WITH THEIR CHILDREN SITTING ON BEDS IN WARD WOMAN SITTING WITH HER CHILD IN THE LAP CLOSE OF THE CHILD (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) SUPERINTENDENT, J.K. LOAN HOSPITAL, KOTA, DR. SURESH CHAND DULARA, SAYING: "We are providing services to the children and neonats (neonatal) in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). But it is sad that in 48 hours, 10 children who were sick have died." KOTA, RAJASTHAN, INDIA (DECEMBER 27, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (SD) PARAMEDICS AT NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT CHILD WITH A NASOGASTRIC TUBE ATTACHED TO NOSE LYING CHILD IN CRYING WHILE A WOMAN STANDS WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN A HOSPITAL WARD
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- Keywords: Children Deaths Health Hospital India Kota Newborn Rajasthan
- Location: KOTA, RAJASTHAN, INDIA
- City: KOTA, RAJASTHAN, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Health/Medicine
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At least 10 infants, including newborns, died within a span of 48 hours earlier this week in Kota city of India's western Rajasthan state.
Government-run J.K. Loan hospital has formed a three-member team to investigate into the matter as the reason of deaths remains unknown.
According to media reports, 77 children have died in a month and a total of 940 have died in one year and an initial investigation revealed lack infrastructural amenities in the hospital.
However, superintendent, J.K. Loan hospital, Kota, Dr. Suresh Chand Dulara on Saturday (December 28) said all the services are provided to all the patients in the hospital.
"We are providing services to the children and neonats (neonatal) in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). But it is sad that in 48 hours, 10 children who were sick have died," he said.
The deaths sparked a political firestorm as opposition politicians sought to pin the blame on Congress party which is ruling in the state.
The deaths of the children reflect India's underfunded and poorly managed public healthcare despite government's vows to revamp the system.
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