Malda crib death toll rises to 17

Four more children died at Malda College and Hospital, taking the total number of crib deaths to 17 in the last 72 hours. The cause of the death was malnourishment, underweight, and premature birth, they said, adding they were admitted to the hospital in very critical condition. Hospital authorities said till now they have not received any recommendations from the task force on how to monitor the situation with inadequate infrastructure. They have discussed their problems to the members of the task force, but they have not been able to solve the problem.

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