Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: In Lucknow, amid allegations that shortage of oxygen cylinders at the hospital had led to the deaths, UP Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said that loss of life due to such a reason was nothing less than a “heinous crime”.
Owaisi also termed sufferings of people due to floods in Bihar and other parts of the country as a “human tragedy”, and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visit the flood-hit areas.
“Yogiji has not said that despite the death of the kids Krishna Janmashtami must be celebrated. Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on the basis of personal beliefs in the homes of people. It is not being celebrated as a government festival,’’ Shah said.
Newly appointed principal of BRD hospital, Dr P K Singh said that there is no provision to get postmortem conducted on patients who died of infection. “Hence, we are not conducting autopsy on bodies of the children,” he added.
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Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Over 70 children suffering from encepahlitis have been killed at BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh due to lack of medical facilities to fight the disease. The National Human Rights Commission has sent a notice to the UP government over the deaths.
Gorakhpur hospital deaths: More than 70 children have died since August 7 at the BRD medical college in Gorakhpur, which falls under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Lok Sabha constituency. Infections and possible disruption of oxygen supply in the paediatrics ward are being blamed for the death.
Over 70 children have died since August 7 at the medical college in Gorakhpur , which falls under Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Lok Sabha constituency.
The Chief Minister’s visit to BRD hospital comes after over 60 children died in the hospital due to alleged lack of oxygen supply, the CM had earlier visited the hospital just a few days ago. Adityanath said anyone found guilty of negligence would not be spared.
The party said according to reports that have emerged till now, the unusually high number of deaths occurred due to neglect and mismanagement, and not due to any disease as is being claimed by the BJP government in the state.
Gorakhpur hospital deaths: The government suspended Rajeev Mishra, principal of the college, for negligence in delaying the release of payment to the supplier of oxygen to the hospital, and ordered a high-level inquiry.
Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Shailendra Gupta’s son was among the 23 children who died at the hospital on August 10. Gupta said he would always have the lingering doubt that his son’s life could have been saved.
Gorakhpur hospital deaths: On Friday afternoon, after the deaths were reported, the hospital administration paid about Rs 20 lakh. According to Pushpa Sales, the total pending dues is now about Rs 40 lakh.
Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Disruption in oxygen supply in the encephalitis ward of Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College Hospital is said to have proven fatal for several infants. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, however, insisted that oxygen shortage did not lead to the deaths.
Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Holding the UP government “responsible” for the deaths, the Congress demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh. The SP and BSP, meanwhile, demanded a high-level inquiry into the incident while accusing the government of “gross criminal negligence”.