New Delhi, Sept 7 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja on Saturday expressed his condolences over the death of twenty five infants at Kolkata's B C Roy Hospital, and called on the West Bengal Government to pay special attention to the healthcare sector.
"It is very shocking that the infant deaths continue to take place in government hospitals. It reflects a horrible situation that represents lack of super specialties and infrastructure to take care of infants," he said.
"The West Bengal Government should concentrate on strengthening the health and education sectors. They must initiate steps to strengthen adequate number of staff and infrastructure. It is a fact that children are dying, and it is shameful that we are not being able to save our children," he added.
At least twenty five infants have died at the B C Roy Hospital in the last four days.
Reports suggested on Saturday that the children had suffered from malnutrition.
The state health department has constituted a two-member inquiry committee to probe the deaths. Senior Health Department official Tridib Banerjee ruled out medical negligence as the casuse for the death of the infants in the hospital. (ANI)