Gorakhpur: At least thirty children including many newborn died in the last two days at a government-run hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur due to the disruption of oxygen supply.
The incident took place at Baba Raghav Das Medical College.
It is to be noted that in the last five days, altogether 60 child deaths have taken place at the BRD hospital.
As per several media reports, the oxygen supply at the hospital was disrupted by a private agency due to the non-payment of previous bills.
But the UP government has in multiple statements said they are not linked, as the hospital had access to oxygen from other places.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”hi” dir=”ltr”>गोरखपुर के बीआरडी मेडिकल कॉलेज में ऑक्सीजन की कमी से किसी रोगी की मृत्यु नहीं हुई है।</p>— Government of UP (@UPGovt) <a
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The incident came into light two days after the visit of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to the hospital to review its functioning. Gorakhpur, where the
hospital is located, is the Lok Sabha constituency of the CM Adityanath.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said that those responsible behind the children’s death will not be spared, adding that the UP CM visited
the hospital on August 9 and doctors there did not make him apprise about the oxygen shortage the hospital was facing.
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