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Kota infant deaths: BJP constitutes committee to probe into infant deaths

News Agencies | Updated on: 30 December 2019, 22:33 IST

After shocking number of infants' death case in Kota's hospital, BJP working president JP Nadda on Monday formed a committee comprising four MPs to look into the matter.

The panel which includes Lok Sabha MPs Jaskaur Meena, Locket Chatterjee and Bharati Pawar, and Rajya Sabha MP Kanta Kardam has been asked to submit its report within three days to Mr Nadda, the party said in a statement.

91 infants died at Kota's JK Lone Maternal and Child Hospital in December.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, who is the MP from Kota, had on Sunday expressed concern over the death of infants and urged the state government to act with sensitivity.

Mr Birla had visited the hospital to take stock of the situation and directed the officials to make adequate arrangements to ensure such incidents do not occur in the future.

He had also said that the state government should act with sensitivity, underlining that untimely death of any infant due to lack of medical equipment and resources is worrying.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had directed setting up of a committee of doctors and subject experts to look into the deaths and submit a report at the earliest to take steps to check such incidents in future.


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First published: 30 December 2019, 22:33 IST