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President: 11 infants killed in hearth at Senegalese hospital

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DAKAR, Senegal — A hearth within the neonatal unit of a hospital in Senegal has killed 11 newborns, President Macky Sall stated. Solely three infants might be saved.

“To their moms and households, I specific my deepest sympathy,” Sall tweeted late Wednesday.

The fireplace was blamed on {an electrical} quick circuit on the Mame Abdou Aziz Sy Dabakh Hospital in Tivaouane, a city 120 kilometers (75 miles) northeast of the capital, Dakar, Mayor Demba Diop stated.

The lethal hearth comes a 12 months after 4 different newborns died in a hospital hearth in Linguere in northern Senegal.

A collection of different deaths even have raised issues about maternal and toddler well being within the West African nation identified for having among the finest hospitals within the area.

Earlier this month, authorities found a child that had been declared useless by a nurse’s aide was nonetheless alive in a morgue. The toddler later died.

Final 12 months a pregnant girl died in Louga, within the north of the nation, after ready in useless for a cesarean part. Three midwives got six-month suspended sentences for not giving assist to an individual at risk.

Well being Minister Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, who was attending the World Well being Meeting in Geneva, minimize quick his journey to return to Senegal.



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