Three people were sentenced to jail Monday for "negligence" in Algeria after the death of eight newborns two months ago in a fire at a maternity ward, official news agency APS reported.
Seven people were arrested at the end of September in connection to the deadly fire.
On September 24, a blaze ripped through a hospital in the eastern town of Oued Souf, killing eight babies, some from burns and others from smoke inhalation.
On Monday the hospital head and his deputy were sentenced to a year in prison and a fine of 100,000 dinars (Sh84,954)) for "negligence", APS said.
The maternity management coordinator, also charged with negligence, was given a six-month suspended sentence with a fine of 50,000 dinars (Sh42,492).
Charges of "involuntary homicide" and "misappropriation of public funds were dropped", the agency added.
The four others accused, including a Cuban nurse, were acquitted.
It was the second blaze to hit the maternity hospital in Oued Souf in 16 months. A fire in May last year caused significant damage but no casualties.