President: 11 newborn children killed in fire at Senegalese medical clinic

A fire in the neonatal unit of a clinic in Senegal has killed 11 babies, President Macky Sall said. Just three newborn children could be saved.

“To their moms and families, I express my most profound compassion,” Sall tweeted late Wednesday.

The fire was accused on an electrical short out at the Abdoul Aziz Sy Dabakh Hospital in Tivaouane, a town 120 kilometers upper east of the capital, Dakar, Mayor Demba Diop said.

Inside Minister Antoine Diome declared that specialists would be opening an examination concerning the state of the clinic’s offices as well as other medical care habitats, Senegalese media revealed.

The dangerous fire comes a year after four different babies passed on in a clinic fire in Linguere in northern Senegal.

A progression of different passings likewise have raised worries about maternal and newborn child wellbeing in the West African country known for having probably the best medical clinics in the locale.

Recently, specialists found a child that had been proclaimed dead by a medical caretaker’s helper was as yet alive in a mortuary. The newborn child later passed on.
Last year a pregnant lady passed on in Louga, in the north of the nation, in the wake of sitting tight to no end for a cesarean segment. Three maternity specialists were given half year suspended sentences for not giving assistance to an individual at serious risk.

Wellbeing Minister Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, who was going to the World Health Assembly in Geneva, slice short his excursion to get back to Senegal.