Neglect slur on staff as four babies die in Nayagarh hospital

Nayagarh: After a spate of infant deaths reported at the Sishu Bhavan over the last six days, it was the turn of the Nayagarh district headquarters hospital to face allegations of negligence by doctors and staff’s leading to the death at least four baby girls last night.

Loknath Patnaik, the father of a deceased baby, complained child was not paid any attention by hospital staff leading to her death.

Pediatric specialist Ashis Dixit, however, denied the allegation and said the child was suffering from jaundice.