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Tunisia Health Minister Quits over Deaths of 11 Newborns

Tunisia’s health minister,  Abderraouf Cherif has resigned after the sudden deaths of 11 newborn babies at a state maternity hospital sparked an outcry in the country. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed accepted Abderraouf Cherif’s resignation, the premier’s office said on Facebook late on Saturday. “Those responsible for any negligence will face legal proceedings,” the prime minister said at the maternity hospital in the capital late Saturday, according to a video released by his office. Leading newspaper Essafa on Sunday cried foul and compared the deaths of the babies to a “state crime”. A medical association said the sudden deaths could have been …

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