The National Human Right Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued a notice to Jharkhand government over the deaths of 52 children at MGM hospital of Jamshedpur.
The NHRC also asked union health ministry to issue suitable directions to all states and union territories to check recurrence of such incidents.
At least 52 infants died in last one month in Jamshedpur’s Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College hospital.
As per ANI report, the superintendent of MGM hospital had said malnutrition is the reason behind the deaths. The state has been facing the problem of malnutrition among kids, and latest figure added insult to injury.
The development came on the close heels of Gorakhpur tragedy where 30 kids died due to lack of oxygen.