The doctors at a private hospital recently diagnosed a 23-day-old child with life-threatening ‘blue baby syndrome’ caused by consumption of contaminated water.

They found that the baby, from Dhamori Khurd village in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, was being fed packagedformula milk mixed in water from the borewell, which had high nitrate content, as clean drinking water was not available.