Nine infants have died on the last two days of the month of December in JK Lone Hospital, in Kota, Rajasthan. A total of 100 newborns died in December 2019.

Dr Amrit Lal Bairwa, who heads the paediatric department at JK Lone Hospital, said three children died on December 30 and five more on December 31. "All of them were newborns," he said. The doctor added that all of them had "low-birth-weight and hypothermia."

Seventy-seven children have died in the hospital till December 24, and the toll has now gone up to 100.

Meanwhile, BSP chief Mayawati on January 2 indirectly criticised Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over her silence on the deaths of around 100 children in Rajasthan's Kota last month.

Terming it as "extremely sad and painful," Mayawati on Twitter wrote that the Ashok Gehlot-led state government remains "insensitive and irresponsible towards it, which is extremely condemnable". In another post, Mayawati said that what was "sadder" is the "top leadership of the Congress and, in particular, its woman general secretary" staying silent on the issue.

JK Lone Hospital has been in news for the death of newborns. So far, the death toll has crossed 100 and the state government is caught up in political turmoil.  

Former medical education minister Rajendra Rathore accused the Gehlot government of celebrating while children are dying. A four-day-old newborn died at JK Lone Hospital, and the family said the cause of death is due to cold.

According to reports, a pregnant woman Parvati, resident of Handi Kheda Kapren, gave birth to a baby girl four days ago. Both the mother-child were kept in the ward, but the four-day-old baby Parvati died at 11 am. Family members alleged that there is no heater in the ward. They alleged that the windows were broken and cold air was entering the ward.

Sources said only one blanket has been given by the hospital administration during winter.

Family members also said that the babies were perfectly fine, but they died due to cold.

The ward allegedly had a small heater but it was not heating up the entire ward and the hospital superintendent Dr Dulara said he wasn't aware of all this.