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Indian hospital accused of oxygen failure

13 August 2017, 09:07 | Terri Saunders

A child at encephalitis ward. Image Courtesy ANI Twitter

A child at encephalitis ward. Image Courtesy ANI  Twitter

Lucknow/Gorakhpur: The Uttar Pradesh government has warned stringent action against those responsible for the series of deaths of children at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College and Hospital in Gorakhpur over the last few days.

On reports that oxygen shortage had caused the deaths, he said if it were the case, it would have been a "heinous act". The issue of settlement of the pending money is what costed the lives of little ones.

On August 9, a day before the oxygen supply was disrupted, Adityanath had visited the hospital.

The Congress has also demanded the resignation of the chief minister.

The chief minister hit out at the opposition for politicising the death of children, and accused Congress leaders of being insensitive about the deaths.

Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said that stringent action would be taken against those found guilty.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed sadness over the death of children in Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Addressing a press conference with Union health minister JP Nadda, Adityanath said the issue of non-payment of arrears to the oxygen supplier company was not brought to his notice.

Most victims were at the neonatal unit or being treated for encephalitis.

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As of Sunday, almost 70 children succumbed to encephalitis in Gorakhpur's hospital.

State health minister Siddharth Nath Singh and minister for technical and medical education Ashutosh Tandon will meet chief minister Yogi Adityanath today in the wake of the incident.

Gorakhpur DM Rajeev Rautela said that the cause of the deaths at the BRD Hospital was the disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen and further appealed to the suppliers to not cut the supply henceforth.

"Let reports of probe committee come".

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

Meanwhile a delegation of congress led by senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad visited BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur.

There was panic at the hospital with relatives trying to support staff using manual breathing bags, local media say. Some 60 children have died at the hospital in less than a week, prompting an investigation.

The government said funds for oxygen were not released by the hospital administration till August 11, even though it was cleared by August 7.



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