11 newborns killed as fire tears through hospital in Senegal

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Eleven newborn babies dice  successful  a occurrence  astatine  the neonatal conception  of a determination   infirmary  successful  Senegal Kaba, a parent of a 10-day-old baby, is comforted by her parent Ndeye Absa Gueye arsenic she walks retired of a infirmary successful Tivaouane, Senegal, wherever 11 newborn babies died successful a occurrence successful the neonatal section, May 26, 2022. ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS

Dakar, Senegal — A occurrence successful the neonatal portion of a infirmary successful Senegal has killed 11 newborns, President Macky Sall said. Only 3 infants could beryllium saved.

"To their mothers and families, I explicit my deepest sympathy," Sall tweeted precocious Wednesday.
 
The occurrence was blamed connected an electrical abbreviated circuit astatine the Abdoul Aziz Sy Dabakh Hospital successful Tivaouane, a municipality 75 miles northeast of the capital, Dakar, Mayor Demba Diop said.
 
The deadly occurrence comes a twelvemonth aft 4 different newborns died successful a infirmary occurrence successful Linguere, successful bluish Senegal.
 
A bid of different deaths besides person raised concerns astir maternal and babe wellness successful the West African federation known for having immoderate of the champion hospitals successful the region.

Eleven newborn babies dice  successful  a occurrence  astatine  the neonatal conception  of a determination   infirmary  successful  Senegal Kaba, the parent of a 10-day-old baby, reacts extracurricular a infirmary successful Tivaouane, Senegal, wherever 11 newborn babies died successful a occurrence successful the neonatal section, May 26, 2022. ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS

Earlier this month, authorities discovered a babe that had been declared dormant by a nurse's adjutant was inactive live successful a morgue. The babe aboriginal died. 

Last twelvemonth a large pistillate died successful Louga, successful the northbound of the country, aft waiting successful vain for a cesarean section. Three midwives were fixed six-month suspended sentences for not giving assistance to a idiosyncratic successful danger.
 
Health Minister Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, who was attending the World Health Assembly successful Geneva, chopped abbreviated his travel to instrumentality to Senegal.

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