Maternity ward closed after another fatality

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Police have been called in to help investigate circumstances that led to the death of another baby during delivery at Kongsberg Hospital last week. The fatality was the latest in a series of what are being called “serious occurrences” at the hospital maternity ward, which was closed by health officials last week. The doctor in charge of the maternity ward was suspended this week. The earlier incidents, which also involved the death of at least one other baby, have occurred over the past few years and also are under investigation by county health officials, following complaints filed by patients of the ward. TV2 reported that the same doctor has been involved earlier and may face charges. It was unclear how long the maternity ward would remain closed and patients were being sent to the hospital in Drammen.

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