23rd November 02:10 AM
7 premature babies pass away at CWM Hospital early this month
By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 21/03/2017
CWM Hospital

Seven premature babies passed away during the Bacterial Infection Outbreak at the CWM Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit early this month but the Health Ministry is yet to confirm whether their deaths were related to the outbreak.

Health Minister Rosy Akbar told parliament that they are now working with the World Health Organisation to conduct further tests.

Akbar says the bacteria “acinetobacter baumannii“ is resistant to most antibiotics.

The CWM Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit was closed for 14 days because of the outbreak.

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