JORHAT, Nov 8 - The Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) authorities have ordered an inquiry into the death of 15 newborns at the JMCH in the past six days.
JMCH Deputy Superintendent Dr Nilotpal Bhattacharjee told The Assam Tribune this evening that altogether 84 newborn babies were admitted to the Special Care Newborn Unit during November 1 to November 6, out of which 15 newborns died due to various ailments.
He said that in view of the deaths of the babies, the JMCH Superintendent Prof Saurabh Borkotoky has ordered an inquiry to “thoroughly examine” the causes of death and suggest remedial measures.
Dr Bhattacharjee said that the Superintendent has constituted a six-member committee to be headed by Prof P Biswanath, Head of the Department of Paediatrics, JMCH, to conduct the inquiry. The committee has been asked to submit its report within seven days.