International Top News Uncategorized

Tunisia’s health minister resigns after 11 babies die in hospital

  • Tunisian prime minister Youssef Chahed (5th-R) gives a speech prior to a confidence bill during a plenary session at the Tunisian parliament in the capital Tunis on July 28, 2018. Photo: AFP

Tunisia’s health minister Abdel-Raouf El-Sherif resigned on Saturday after 11 babies mysteriously died within 24 hours in a hospital in the capital, state news agency TAP said.

The health ministry and state prosecutors have launched investigations into the cause of the babies’ death which was likely due to a blood infection, it said.

Tunisians have complained about a decline of state services since the overthrow of Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011 which has brought a democratic transition but also thrown the country into an economic crisis.

Government critics say the public sector is rife with corruption.

Related posts

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed, says government

Emon Hajong Mohon

Saudi Crown Prince flies back to Riyadh ahead of India visit today

Emon Hajong Mohon

Biswa Ijtema set to be delayed for election

Emon Hajong Mohon

Leave a Comment