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NHRC issues notice to West Bengal over infant deaths

First published: May 31, 2013, 1:15 AM IST | Updated: May 31, 2013
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NHRC issues notice to West Bengal over infant deaths
The media had reported that eight infants died at Malda Medical College Hospital on May 24.

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday sought a report from West Bengal over the death of eight infants at a government hospital in Malda district.

The media had reported that eight infants died at Malda Medical College Hospital on May 24. The same hospital was in news for the death of 36 infants between Jan 9 and 15.

"Notices have been issued to the chief secretary, Government of West Bengal and the district magistrate, Malda, calling for reports in the matter within four weeks," said an official NHRC.

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