Press Esc to close
Saturday 02 July 2016
News updated at 12:50 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.2°C
Min : 20.2°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

West Bengal Infants' death: Union minister offers to send experts

Kolkata, Nov 27, 2012 (PTI):

Following crib deaths in Malda district of West Bengal, Union Minister of State for Health A H Khan Chowdhury today assured Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of help from the Centre including sending a team of experts of Health Ministry in this regard.

"I have written to the chief minister assuring her of extending all possible help from the Centre. I have informed her that if she agrees, we could send a team of experts from the Health Ministry to find out the reasons of the death of so many infants in different government hospitals in West Bengal in recent times," he said in a statement.

Stating that he was monitoring the situation personally, he said "I hope to receive necessary co-operation from the Chief Minister of West Bengal in trying to improve the situation of government hospitals in the state.

"I have been saddened by the events of last few days when 19 deaths of infants have been reported from Malda Medical College and Hospital. I have spoken to the Chief Medical Officer of the district yesterday."

"Health is essentially a state subject and the central government provides all possible help to state governments so that states are able to meet the healthcare needs of the people", he said.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Dark clouds over the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Friday...

Dark clouds over the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Friday...

Thomas Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs prays besides Mother's tomb...

Thomas Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs prays besides Mother's tomb...

An eagle on the premises of the Government Ayurveda College and Hospital in Mysuru on Friday...

An eagle on the premises of the Government Ayurveda College and Hospital in Mysuru on Friday...

Bollywood actors Kalki Koechlin and Imaran Khan during the special screening of short film...

Bollywood actors Kalki Koechlin and Imaran Khan during the special screening of short film...

Muslims offering last Friday prayers in front of Tipu Sultan Mosque in Kolkata during the holy...

Muslims offering last Friday prayers in front of Tipu Sultan Mosque in Kolkata during the holy...

People climb stairs at Agrasen ki Baoli in New Delhi...

People climb stairs at Agrasen ki Baoli in New Delhi...

A priest performs worship near Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas during a ceremony...

A priest performs worship near Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas during a ceremony...

Police personnel with the bikes after the launch of 'Rapid Rural Police Response System' at Punjab..

Police personnel with the bikes after the launch of 'Rapid Rural Police Response System' at Punjab..

Thomas Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affaira visits the country's oldest...

Thomas Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affaira visits the country's oldest...

A peocock flies at the Rajbhavan in Mumbai on Friday...

A peocock flies at the Rajbhavan in Mumbai on Friday...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523