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Ministry asks for report on unusual newborn death

Update: June, 18/2014 - 14:00

THUA THIEN-HUE (VNS) — The health ministry has requested the health department of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue to confirm and report on the unusual death of a newborn in Phu Vang District.

An article covered by Dan Tri (People's Knowledge) newspaper last Sunday reported that a newborn delivered by a 23-year-old mother in Thuan An town of Phu Vang District died three days after being born.

According to the article, the mother gave birth to the baby at the Hue Transport Hospital on June 11, before they were moved to the Hue General Hospital because the baby was presenting symptoms of not crying, poor reflexes, and lapses in heartbeats.

After being administered emergency aid, the baby showed signs of recovery; however, she died three days later on June 14. — VNS

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