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BRD medical college reports 35 more children deaths in last 48 hours

PTI
Published Sep 1, 2017, 8:41 pm IST
Updated Sep 1, 2017, 8:42 pm IST
Newly-appointed principal of the college Dr PK Singh said 1,304 children have died so far in 2017.
The state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College reported death of 35 children in the past 48 hours, taking the toll to 1,304 so far in 2017. (Photo: ANI)
 The state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College reported death of 35 children in the past 48 hours, taking the toll to 1,304 so far in 2017. (Photo: ANI)

Gorakhpur: The state-run Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College reported death of 35 children in the past 48 hours, taking the toll to 1,304 so far in 2017. 

On August 31, 16 children died while on September 1, 19 others died in the NICU, general and encephalitis wards of the hospital," the newly-appointed principal of the college Dr PK Singh said on Friday. 

 

On August 31, 11 children had died in the NICU, four in general paediatric and one in encephalitis ward, while on September 1, 13 in NICU, four in general paediatric ward and two in encephalitis ward, the principal said.

Giving a month-wise break up, Singh said the toll in January was 152, in February 122, March 159, April 123, May 139, June 137, July 128 and August 325, besides 19 on the first day of September. 

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