5 more infants die in Dharmapuri, specialists sent from Chennai

The death of five more newborns at the government hospital in Dharmapuri — where 11 infants died in three days — has raised questions on the efficiency of doctors.

However, the hospital authorities asserted that the deaths were not due to medical negiligence.

The State government has assigned two senior doctors with experience in handling newborns to assess the situation at the Dharmapuri government hospital.

M Elangovan, dean (in-charge), said, “All the babies that died at the NICU were critical. We tried a lot to save them but it was unfortunate. It was not due to doctors’ fault.”