Tunisia’s Well being Minister Abderraouf Cherif has resigned following the deaths of 11 new child infants at a hospital within the capital, Tunis.
The entire infants died of septic shock on the Rabta maternity hospital between 7-Eight March.
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed stated investigations have been launched into the state-run facility’s medical, pharmaceutical and hygiene practices.
Mr Cherif’s resignation comes simply 4 months after his appointment.
In a Fb put up, the Tunisian paediatrics society stated the an infection might have been brought on by an intravenous feeding product.
The group additionally referred to as on the authorities to “shed mild” on the case and criticised the “precarious circumstances wherein well being professionals work”.
Tunisia’s public healthcare had a status as probably the greatest in North Africa, and medical tourism is a supply of appreciable income for the nation.
However for the reason that overthrow of President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, the system has been hampered by administration and monetary issues, together with recurrent drug shortages.