Tunisia minister quits over deaths of babies | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 11, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 11, 2019

Tunisia minister quits over deaths of babies

Tunisia's health minister has resigned after the sudden deaths of 11 newborn babies at a state maternity hospital sparked an outcry in the country, the government said. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed accepted Abderraouf Cherif's resignation, the premier's office said on Facebook late on Saturday. Leading newspaper Essafa yesterday cried foul and compared the deaths of the babies to a "state crime". A probe has been launched. 

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