A recent report by AIIMS Trauma Centre shows that there has been a fall in the number of fatalities due to infection contracted in the hospital. Nevertheless, 43 patients died in September due to infection contracted in the hospital. Twenty-eight of them were admitted in neurosurgery department while 15 were admitted in the general surgery unit. The most common cause of death was ventilator-associated pneumonia. Chief of the centre Dr M C Misra said that those who died were critically ill patients.