Three more infants have died at the State-run Malda Medical College and Hospital, taking the toll to 18 in the last four days, hospital sources said on Saturday. The three babies that have died since Friday were underweight and had developed respiratory distress immediately after birth, the sources said. Fifteen newborns that were brought to the hospital in a critical condition had died since Tuesday, the sources said.

The critical cases were also referred from neighbouring states like Bihar and Jharkhand. — PTI

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