Gujarat: 1,018 children died in Adani-run hospital in 5 years


The Gujarat government informed the legislative assembly on Wednesday that more than 1,000 children have died at the Adani Foundation-run GK General Hospital in Bhuj town of Kutch district during the last five years.

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who handles the health portfolio, answered the question raised by Congress’ Santokben Arethia during the Question Hour.

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Out of 1,018 children, 188 children were reported to have died in 2014-15, 187 in 2015-16, 208 in 2016-17, 276 in 2017-18 and 159 in 2018-19 (till now).

Patel also informed that a committee was formed last year to probe the casus of the deaths and listed reasons such as serious complications among prematurely born babies, infectious diseases, respiratory complications, birth asphyxia and sepsis among infants behind their deaths.

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