15,013 infants died in care units in Gujarat in two years: G
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More than 15,000 infants’ deaths were reported from Sick Newborn Care Units during their treatment for various ailments at newborn care units across Gujarat during the last two years, according to the state government on Tuesday.

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who also handles the health portfolio, said out of the 1.06 lakh infants admitted to Sick Newborn Care Units during 2018 and 2019 across Gujarat, 15,013 babies died during their treatment.

The highest number of infant deaths - 4,322 - were reported from Ahmedabad district followed by Vadodara (2,362) and Surat (1,986), among others, he said.

In his reply, Patel also listed various steps taken by the government to improve facilities in the newborn care units. These measures included giving priority to the appointment of pediatricians and medical officers, special training for doctors and nursing staff and maintaining adequate stock of equipment and other essential items at these units.

Source: https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/mar/03/15013-infants-died-in-care-units-in-gujarat-in-two-years-government-2111703.html
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