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27 infants die in Bengal hospital

Posted on Nov 28, 06:09PM | IBNS

As many as 27 infants have died at Malda Medical College and Hospital (MMCH) in West Bengal's Malda district since last Saturday, reports said.

Three infants died on Wednesday morning, hospital sources said.

Hospital officials said the children were admitted in very critical condition.

Malnourishment, premature birth and underweight were the causes of the deaths, said officials.

"The concerned department is looking into the matter," West Bengal health department spokesperson Asit Biswas was quoted as saying by India Today.