SARGODHA: Four infants died in the nursery of Sargodha’s District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital on Thursday, taking the death toll for past two days to 12, Express News reported.
The children allegedly died due to insufficient oxygen supply and doctors' negligence.
Earlier on November 19, eight babies had died in the same hospital, with parents holding the hospital’s administration responsible for the tragedy.
A panel formed to probe the deaths has completed its investigation and has sent the report to Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif.
Executive District Officer (EDO) Health had, however, denied the accusations and said the hospital has central oxygen system and there was no deficiency of the gas in any ward.
Adviser to the chief minister had also visited the hospital and examined various wards including the nursery.
The hospital’s nursery ward is the only infant care facility in the whole Sargodha Division and children from Khushab, Bhakkar and Mianwali are also brought there for treatment. No private hospital in Sargodha offers nursery facility for the newborns.