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49 infants die in Kolkata hospital in a week,protests held

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49 children have died in the city's state-run B C Roy Children's Hospital over the last seven days. The largest referral children's hospital in the eastern region had been in the news for a large number of crib deaths in the past few years. <br> Rehena Bibi (left) from Chakdaha,Nadia district wails as the body of her three and half month-old baby is taken away. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

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49 children have died in the city's state-run B C Roy Children's Hospital over the last seven days. The largest referral children's hospital in the eastern region had been in the news for a large number of crib deaths in the past few years. <br> Rehena Bibi (left) from Chakdaha,Nadia district wails as the body of her three and half month-old baby is taken away. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

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"49 child patients have died in our hospital in the last seven days,and almost all of them were brought in a critical condition," hospital sources said.<br> Rehena Bibi mourning the death of her three and half monh old-son at the hospital. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

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They said there were seven deaths in last 24 hours. The sources,however,denied allegations of any medical negligence on the part of doctors and nursing staff. (

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Quoting reports submitted by a three-member probe committee set up by the State health department,Minister of State for Health Chandrima Bhattacharya said that no medical negligence by the hospital authority had been found.<br> More of Rehana Bibi wailing. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

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"During this season,children suffer a lot and most of the time they are brought in a critical state at this only referral hospital for children. Situation is nothing abnormal," Bhattacharya said after her meeting with the hospital authority.<br> Halima Bibi (middle) with other family member from Deganga,North 24 Parganas after the death of her five-day-old baby. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

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Chairman of the task force formed to supervise child health care,Tridib Banerjee had earlier said,"The health department has been struggling to take the best of child health care as per instruction of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee."<br> Police and private security at the hospital ward gate on Monday. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

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According to hospital authorities,70 terminally ill child patients are,on an average,brought to this hospital every day,and best of care is given to them. <br> Family members of Halima Bibi taking the body of the five-day-old baby. (IE Photo: Partha Paul).

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The hospital was in the news when it reported 18 deaths within 48 hours on July 1,2011. According to reports,22 infants died in three days in this premier referral hospital in 2002 and 14 in 2006. <br> General patients with infants at the hospital. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

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Meanwhile protests were held at the hospital to protest the rise in infant deaths.<br> Members of Haspatal-O-Janasaswasthya Raksha Sangathan held a demonstration at the hospital. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

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Members of Haspatal-O-Janasaswasthya Raksha Sangathan during a demonstration at the hospital on Monday. (IE Photo: Partha Paul)

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