Health Minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday at the parliament said that around four and half lakh children born premature in the country.
26000 of the premature babies died which is 45 percent of the total infant mortality rate he said adding that other premature babies suffered from various complicated diseases later on.
The minister said the government has taken steps towards stopping the kidnapping of infants at government hospitals.
He said CC cameras were being set up at Dhaka Medical College Hospital and the government has made it compulsory for all hospital staff to wear uniforms.
The health minister said that currently there are 5.40 people are infected with Hepatitis-B.
He also said the government has taken Hepatitis B immunization free of cost across the country.