Health Minister of Tunisia resigns after sudden death of 11 babies


The minister in charge of health in Tunisia , Abderraouf Cherif has resigned from office after the unexpected passings of 11 infants at a state maternity emergency clinic which sparked major controversy in the nation.

Executive Youssef Chahed acknowledged Abderraouf Cherif’s abdication, the chief’s office said on Facebook late on Saturday. “Those in charge of any carelessness will confront legitimate procedures,” the prime Minister said at the maternity medical clinic in the capital late Saturday, as indicated by a video discharged by his office.

Top newspaper, Essafa on Sunday cried foul and contrasted the passings of the infants with a “state wrongdoing”. A medicinal affiliation said the unexpected passings could have been brought about by a sustenance item that had turned sour.

The children passed on Thursday and Friday at the Rabta facility in Tunisia, which is a piece of a substantial medicinal facility in the capital.

Moving forward, specialists have propelled a few examinations, including therapeutic and cleanliness checks by the ministry of health , which was additionally investigating the administration of the clinic drug store.

Examiners said they had opened a legal investigation into the passings. The Tunisian pediatrics society wrote in an announcement on Facebook that “components of the progressing examination” indicated a contamination brought about by a sustenance item given by a gastric cylinder.

The affiliation approached the specialists to “shed light” on the circumstance and reviewed the “unstable conditions in which health professionals work”. The wellbeing service said in an explanation that “preventive measures and treatment have been taken to maintain a strategic distance from other unfortunate casualties and to guarantee the strength of other children in the maternity ward”.

The independent Tunisian Forum of Economic and Social Rights had approached the minister of health to leave office over the unfortunate deaths of the babies.

The general health system in Tunisia was once a thing of pride and has been hit by the board and money related issues that settled for the status quo and caused medication deficiencies.


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