Jorhat, November 9: Two more newborn babies died at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) on Thursday night, taking death toll to 17.
It may be mentioned that 15 newborn babies died at the JMCH from November 1 to 6. JMCH Superintendent Dr Shaurabh Borkotoky informed the media persons that a six-member committee has been formed to evaluate the recent deaths.
Dr Borkotoky has informed the media that they are yet to ascertain the reasons behind the death of the newborn babies. The enquiry report will be submitted to the State Government.
Dr Borkotoky has further claimed that action will be taken by the government if found lapses on the part of the hospital staff members. He also stated that the shortage of staffs can be one of the reason behind the deaths.
UPDATE: A team is proceeding to Jorhat now. It’s led by DME and assisted by Sridhar of UNICEF and one paediatric doctor from GMCH. Dr Rita Bora will join from AMCH, stated State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
As per latest inputs, the death toll hits 20.