Authorities at the hospital have ruled out medical negligence. They have claimed that the deaths are due to birth asphyxia, a medical condition resulting from deprivation of oxygen to a newborn during the birth process and lasting long enough to cause physical harm, usually to the brain.
All these children were in critical condition, underweight and were in Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit or ICU.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has already ordered a probe. He said that some of the mothers were under age as well.
Assam has one of the highest infant mortality rate in the country.
Meanwhile, locals have been protesting, accusing the medical college of negligence.
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