5 newborns die in a day at Ludhiana hospital

Saturday 29th November 2014 04:40 EST

Ludhiana: Two days after its inauguration, mysterious death of five newborns - four boys and a girl - rocked the Mother Child Hospital in the Field Ganj area of the city on Sunday. All the five patients were under the treatment of gynaecologist Dr Alka, who was recently issued a show-cause notice. The hospital - a special wing for the expecting mothers on the premises of Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital - was inaugurated on Friday by Punjab health minister Surjit Kumar Jiyani. The minister ordered an inquiry into the deaths. "As soon as I got the information, I ordered an inquiry and asked the officials to visit the hospital to probe the matter. Six days ago, a show-cause notice was issued to the doctor, when she went on leave without telling anyone," he said.

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