Police investigate four baby deaths at South Korea hospital

Latest news

    A baby in an incubator in the Intensive Care Nursery in the newly built Women's Centre at the Royal Gloucestershire Hospital 03/11/2011.

    Police are investigating the deaths of four newborn babies who died within 90 minutes of each other in an intensive care ward in South Korea.

    The babies all went into cardiac arrest while lying in incubators at Seoul’s Ewha Womans University Medical Centre.

    Staff performed CPR but efforts to revive the babies were unsuccessful, a hospital official said.

    Family members told local media they were concerned about the health of the infants before they died on Saturday.

    They said the babies all had bloated stomachs and difficulty breathing. Hospital staff say they do not know what caused the cardiac arrests but told police they did “not seem to have originated from a contagious cause.”

    Officials said the four babies had already died by the time police arrived at the hospital, which is in the Mok-dong area of western Seoul.

    The 12 remaining babies who were in the intensive care unit at the time of the incident have either been discharged or transferred to other hospitals.

    Police have been searching the hospital. They said autopsies are expected to be conducted on Monday to determine the babies’ cause of death.

    View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-42385484

    South Korea has spent about $70bn (£53bn) trying to boost the country’s birth rate over the past decade, handing out baby bonuses, improving paternity leave and paying for infertility treatment.

    In the same category are

    Ronnie O’Sullivan wins but John Higgins, Neil Robertson & Judd Trump exit English Open Neil Robertson is ranked 10th in the worldFormer world champions John Higgins and Neil Robertson and world number five Judd Trump were all knocked ou...
    Royal tour: Harry and Meghan arrive at Bondi Beach Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The duke and duchess were greeted by colourful outfits at Bondi BeachIt may be a grey day in Sydney but hun...
    Oregon Zoo shares animal X-rays Image copyright Oregon Zoo Image caption ChameleonA zoo in the US state of Oregon has posted images of X-rays of its animals taken during routine heal...
    Amazon creates 1,000 ‘highly skilled’ jobs in three UK cities Image copyright Amazon Image caption Amazon is working on its Prime Air delivery service in CambridgeAmazon has revealed plans to create more than 1,0...
    Harry Maguire: Leicester defender remains focused and ‘ambitious’ 'They're all here to see you' - Lineker steals Maguire's spotlight at schoolEngland defender Harry Maguire says he wants to win trophies and play in ...
    Hurricane Michael: Returning to a city that no longer exists Families have returned to Mexico Beach, a Florida town devastated by Hurricane Michael last week. Many are finding their homes in ruins; others, no ho...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.