Why in News?
- The number of infant deaths at the civil hospitals in Gujarat’s Rajkot and Ahmedabad is markedly higher than over 100 deaths reported from the government hospital at Kota in Rajasthan.
Causes of such increase:
- This is mainly due to increase in referral patients.
- Shortage of medical staff and collapse of primary healthcare services in government hospitals.
- According to officials: premature delivery, low birthweight, infection and asphyxiation are the reason of deaths