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No power in Kolkata hospital, 4 infants dead

September 27, 2004 17:50 IST

Four infants died in the state-run B C Roy Memorial Hospital for Children in Kolkata, West Bengal, early Monday when power supply was snapped for over two hours.

The four, in the age group of seven to 22 days, died in Ward 7 after power supply to the incubators got snapped, hospital sources said.

Medical Superintendent Mrinal Chatterjee, however, confirmed the death of one infant and blamed the power utility CESC Ltd for the delay in restoring supply.

Angry relatives and some local people staged a protest demonstration in front of the hospital.

Police arrived at the scene, chased away the demonstrators and detained two persons, who were later let off.

The aggrieved relatives also faxed a memorandum to state Health Minister Surjyakanta Mishra demanding an inquiry into the matter.

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Sub: Nothing New

This story is not new we have seen number of times that this comunist ruling state there is no law and order everyone know how ...

Posted by Dinkar Singh

Sub: 4 die in bengal hospital

These left jokers, who are not capable of looking after their state, are here to look after the country. They need to jump in bay ...

Posted by Sharad Desai

Sub: Why is the blame put on others?

The blame is completely on the hospital itself as it is their responsibilty to maintain UPS too for incubators. That too when its no surprise ...

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mishra sahib kaya karange leave it ppl ,, these ministers are worth nothing ,, I assure u he will not be able to do any ...

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Sub: LOL

People dead ... and Government asked to conduct inquiry!... Well all inquiries are a sham!... which eventually leads to s scam!... People dead or alive ...

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