Deaths of eleven babies at a hospital in Tunisia’s capital, Tunis has led to the resignation of the country’s health minister.
Abderraouf Cherif resigned his position after news broke of the death of 11 newborn babies.
Mr Cherif was just appointed four months ago before these deaths.
The babies died this month between March 7 and 8 of septic shock at the Rabta maternity hospital.
Septic shock is a fatal medical condition that occurs from infections.
Tunisian paediatrics society said in a Facebook post blamed the situation on an intravenous feeding product.
The society also complained about the “precarious conditions in which health professionals work”.
Concerns have been raised about the hygienic conditions at state-run health facilities in the country.
An investigation into medical, pharmaceutical and hygiene practices at state-run hospitals has been launched.
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said efforts are being made to prevent such deaths.
This latest incident is likely to impact negatively on the medical tourism of Tunisia.
The country has one of the best public healthcare systems in North Africa, attracting many who seek proper medical care.