15 January, 2021

The Kids Aren’t Alright

December 2019 saw a hundred children die at JK Lon Mother and Child Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan, mostly from pneumonia and septicemia.

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The Kids Aren’t Alright
outlookindia.com
2020-01-10T12:20:27+05:30

They Died In One Hospital

  • 2014 1,198
  • 2015 1,260
  • 2016 1,193
  • 2017 1,193
  • 2018 1,005
  • 2019 963

Source: JK Lon Mother and Child Hospital, Kota

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The last month of 2019 saw a hundred children die at JK Lon Mother and Child Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan, mostly from pneumonia and septicemia. Also, 963 (5.6 per cent) of 17,137 children admitted in the hospital in 2019 did not survive; 6.1 per cent survived in 2018 and 5.9 per cent in 2017. Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said three to five deaths happen daily in every hospital. At the Rajkot Civil Hospital in Gujarat, of the 388 children admitted in December 2019, 111 (28.6 per cent) died. At Ahmedabad Civil Hospital, the figure was 21.2 per cent. Gujarat health minister Nitin Patel said the Congress was raking up the issue to divert attention from the...

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