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77 newborn die in month in Rajasthan

Rajasthan: 12 newborn die in week, 77 in month; Spate of infants' death in govt hospital rocks Kota

Kota was rocked by death of 12 infants this week, two of them on Friday, in a government hospital here, prompting Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla to urge Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to act “sensitively” on the issue. According to a report by the superintendent of J K Lon Hospital, where all the deaths occurred, 77 children died this month itself till December 24, while a total of 940 infants died this year.

Officials said two infants died on Friday itself.

Acting on report of deaths, which Kota’s J K Lone Hospital authorities earlier described as “not an unusual trend”, Gehlot rushed state Health Secretary Vaibhav Galriya to take stock of the situation.

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