15/05/2016 3:44 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Five Newborns Die In Government Hospital In Ajmer

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JAIPUR -- Five newborns admitted to the neonatal unit of JLN Government Hospital in Ajmer have died since last night, prompting authorities to start a probe.

The newborns were from Bhilwara, Merta city, Pisangan, Nasirabad and Beawar. They were suffering from septicemia, premature birth and respiratory problems, Dr K K Soni, CMHO Ajmer said.

They died last night and in the morning, he said.

"A committee of three doctors has been formed today to probe the matter and it will submit its report to the district Collector in the evening," Dr Soni said.

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