Ten newborns ~ aged between one and three months ~ have perished in the fire in the Maharashtra hospital’s neo-natal care ward, an essential facility in any hospital that boasts a gynaecological ward. The cry of a mother ~ “we have lost our daughter even before she was named” ~ has poignantly underscored the enormity of the tragedy. The fact that only seven of the 17 babies were rescued highlights the horribly belated promptitude of the staff, but can bring cold comfort to the bereaved families. (Read More)
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