Gorakhpur tragedy: Centre rushes team to BRD Medical College

Barsaba Taglieri
Agosto 12, 2017

Opposition parties were raising the issue as the government was shying away from its responsibilities, he said.

Hospital reports are saying that 30 Children died in last few days because of the oxygen supply cut.

While the Gorakhpur DM, Rajeev Rautela, gave no reason for the deaths, the Union home ministry quoting the Gorakhpur Superintendent of Police, said 21 children had died owing to shortage of supply of liquid oxygen to the hospital. Deepankar Sharma of the firm said the BRD authorities were well informed about the disposition.

UP director general, medical education, K K Gupta told TOI, "Prima facie, the deaths did not take place due to problem in oxygen supply".

Modi said that till date Rs 20 lakh payment was pending with the hospital and that he had supplied liquid oxygen on Friday too, after a request made by the Divisional Commissioner.

Meanwhile, state Health Minister Siddarth Nath Singh told TV channels that "a lot of people come suffering from high fever and if they don't get treatment, it may result in death".

Gorakhpur being the constituency of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for last 19 years, the opposition parties are now on a protest demanding probe into the case.

Aug 12 201720:13 My thoughts are with families who have lost their children UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Aug 12 201720:13 My thoughts are with families who have lost their children UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Gorakhpur: Almost 36 hours after the Gorakhpur tragedy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has broken his silence over the Gorakhpur tragedy in which more than 30 children died at a government-run hospital.

Navika wasn't the only one facing Twitter on the tragic deaths of 30 children in Gorakhpur. Will wait for report, action will be taken. Immediate action has been demanded by her against all those responsible for the very bad incident.

Following this reports, the Uttar Pradesh Government jumped in defence of the medical college, while also assuring that the District Magistrate has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident and the report will be out in 24 hours.

Adityanath also emphasised on the fact that Japanese encephalitis remains a challenge for his government and assured that a solution has been found to address the menace.

A total number of 60 deaths have occurred in the past 5 days at Baba Raghav Das Medical College and Hospital.

The Hindustan Times newspaper on Saturday described chaotic scenes at the hospital as the oxygen supply was disrupted.

Expressing his sympathies to the bereaved families, Adityanath said that encephalitis was a big challenge for the state government as well as an emotional issue for him as he have been waging a war against it since 1998.

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