The Fiji Police Force is concerned about the deaths of seven infants this month.
Reports received by police show a worrying trend where the infants were sick at home and later died when they were taken to hospital for treatment.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said on October 7 a one-month-old infant was conveyed to Colonial War Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival.
On October 15 a five-week-old baby was conveyed to the CWMH by her relatives and was pronounced dead on arrival, said Ms Naisoro.
Police reports indicate that the baby was rushed to hospital with breathing complications.
Ms Naisoro said a post mortem examination revealed that the cause of death was viral pneumonia.
In another incident a day later a similar report was lodged at the Sigatoka Police Station where an eight-month-old baby suffering from fever and breathing difficulties was taken to the Sigatoka Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival. "These reported deaths are becoming a great concern and most of the cases point to a similar pattern where most of the victims were sick prior to being taken to hospital for treatment," Ms Naisoro said.
She said the growing number of reported infant deaths was a real worry for the force because of the vulnerability of the victims.
"According to post mortem results most of the deaths were as a result of viral pneumonia and a few cases of diarrhea."
Ms Naisoro said parents and guardians mus seek medical help as soon as possible if their child is showing even the slightest symptoms of being ill.
Meanwhile, when contacted yesterday permanent secretary for Health Dr Eloni Tora said he was not aware of the issue.