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Nine Newborns Die in State-run Kota Hospital Within Hours, Health Minister Orders Probe

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Five of the babies, who were 14 days old, died during Wednesday night and four more on Thursday at the JK Lon Hospital, an official said.

Nine newborns have died at a state-run hospital in Kota city of Rajasthan within a span of hours, officials said on Thursday.

Five of the babies, who were one-four days old, died during Wednesday night and four more on Thursday at the JK Lon Hospital, an official said. The health facility had hit national headlines in December last year over deaths of unusual number of infants.

Health Minister Raghu Sharma ordered an inquiry and sought a report from the hospital.

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first published:December 10, 2020, 22:15 IST