Kolkata: Seven new born babies have died in West Bengal's Malda Medical College and Hospital since Friday, an official said Saturday.
Confirming the deaths, Medical Superintendent cum vice principal M.A. Rashid said all the infants were underweight and barring one all were referred to the hospital in critical condition.
The state-run hospital has witnessed frequent infant deaths in the recent past. Earlier, babies died of suspected encephalitis in June, while in January more than a dozen had died.