Newborn babies death: Strict actions against guilty, says Gujarat CM

ANI | Updated: Oct 29, 2017 19:19 IST

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], October 29 (ANI): Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Sunday that strict action will be initiated against those responsible for the death of nine newborn babies at the government-run Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad.

"The government has formed committee and will take strict action against those responsible. If there will be any lack in treatment then government will take strict actions," said Rupani while addressing the media.

At least nine newborn babies died at the government-run Civil Hospital Ahmedabad within 24 hours, while five others were referred from the facility to other health centres.

"The babies were referred with critical conditions such as severe birth asphyxia, extreme preterm with birth weight 1.1 kg (usual 2.5 kg), hyaline membrane disease and septicemia," said Gargi Pathak, a doctor at the Civil Hospital.

This has come weeks after the Gorakhpur tragedy that took lives of more than 70 children at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College.

Following this it was also reported that at least 49 children had died in Farrukhabad, in one month, in Uttar Pradesh - a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled state, as is Gujarat. (ANI)