At NICU in Vani Vilas Hospital, 7 nurses look after 45 newbo
- The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the government-run Vani Vilas Hospital that handles extremely premature babies and babies with congenital birth defect — which require round-the-clock care — has a severe shortage of nurses.

- The 45-bed unit is manned by 22 nurses, working in three shifts, whereas each shift requires 22 nurses to maintain the standard ratio of 1:2. Currently, the ratio of nurses to children is a whopping 1:7, which paediatricians point out is a situation that can affect critical care....