60 kids die in five days in Gorakhpur hospital

Rahul Sonia Gandhi

Rahul Sonia Gandhi

A report claims that the there was frequent disruption of oxygen supply to the patients for an entire night.

Adityanath represented the ruling BJP during the Uttar Pradesh state polls earlier this year, and helped Prime Minister Narendra Modi consolidate power as he bids for re-election in a national ballot in 2019.

The Chief Minister also said that BRD College Principal Rajiv Mishra has already been suspended on grounds of negligence and administrative lapses relating to delayed payment to the gas supplier. It seems like the authorities of Gorakhpur are not sacred of anyone. We have taken all necessary steps to probe the matter.

Prashant Trivedi, the state's top health official, acknowledged that there was a problem in the pipeline supplying oxygen.

Singh and Tandon visited Gorakhpur to take stock of the situation.

According to reports, the deaths are being faulted for diseases and conceivable disturbance of oxygen supply in the paediatrics ward however the hospital and district administration have rejected oxygen deficiency as a reason.

The family had rushed the newborn to the hospital from neighbouring Siddharthnagar district on August 9 because he had a high fever.

However, local sources said the legal action was on the cards against the firm accused of breaking the oxygen supply abruptly. "The probe is on and those responsible for laxity, if any, will not be spared", he added.

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The former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav hit out at Yogi government over Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy and have demanded immediate action against the culprits.

"The Chief Minister has given us proper instruction on this issue".

The alleged disruption of oxygen supply led to the deaths of 30 children at a hospital in Gorakhpur on Friday. "A final picture will be clear after a report on it comes." and he then he dismissed the report saying that shortage of oxygen killed the children. "It's a massacre. Is this what 70 years of freedom means for our children?" he said.

A team of specialists from the federal health ministry was sent to the hospital on Saturday to verify what caused the deaths.

Sixty-three children have lost their lives due to encephalitis and reported lack of oxygen supply at the BRD Medical college in five days, of whom many were infants, and 30 of the deaths were reported in the last 48 hours.

Tandon said on August 1, the dealer (oxygen supplier) had written a letter to the principal of the medical college demanding the payment of an outstanding amount.

"That's the time when the death of the children peaked", said Mritunjaya Singh, whose 7-month-old son was admitted to the hospital and was not among the dead.

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