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Updated on: Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 12:03 AM IST

Bhopal: Over 68,000 newborns died in government hospitals in five years

This information came from health minister Dr Prabhuram Chaudhary in a written reply given in response to a question raised by Congress MLA Jitu Patwari in the state assembly on Tuesday.
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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): More than 68,000 newborns died in government hospitals' special child care units (SNCUs) in the state in last five years.

This information came from health minister Dr Prabhuram Chaudhary in a written reply given in response to a question raised by Congress MLA Jitu Patwari in the state assembly on Tuesday.

As per reply, as many as 68,301 newborns died from 2016-17 to 2020-21 with highest number of deaths 14,759 reported in 2019-20. The total number of newborns treated in SNCUs was 500996 out of whom 68301 died.

The number of newborns admitted in SNCUs during the period include 93630 in 2016-17, 95231 in 2017-18, 101854 in 2018-19, 111133 in 2019-20 and 99148 in 2020-21.

Out of the newborns admitted, 12952 died in 2016-17, 13106 in 2017-18, 13954 in 2018-19, 14759 in 2019-20 and 13530 died in 2020-21.

In reply, Dr Chaudhary stated that information was being gathered in response to MLAís question on number of deaths caused in the fire that broke out in Hamidia Hospitalís SNCU sometime back.

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Published on: Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 12:03 AM IST
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