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Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati hit out at Yogi government

Gorakhpur tragedy: Both SP and BSP leaders said they have formed teams who will visit hospital to take stock of the situation.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 12, 2017 2:35 pm
Samajwadi Party leader attending a press conference in Lucknow. Express Photo by Vishal Srivastav.

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav Saturday hit out at the Yogi Adityanath-led government on the recent deaths of children at the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur. Yadav accused the government of hiding facts on the matter.

“Government is not revealing the truth. Therefore, a delegation from Samajwadi Party will visit BRD Medical College to take a stock of the situation and inform government and party,” he told reporters.

Adding that the government is trying to run away from its responsibilities, Yadav said, “Government is not doing their job. They are busy in hounding Samajwadi Party workers. See what has happened in Bareilly and Ballia,” he said. “Government is trying to run away from responsibilities and hence accusing the opposition of politicising the situation,” he said.

Yadav’s tough remarks came about the death of at least 60 children in the last five days due to spread of encephalitis infections and an alleged disruption of oxygen supply in the pediatrics ward. Hospital and district administration have denied shortage of oxygen as a cause of the death. The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident. What is encephalitis? Click here to read.

BSP supremo Mayawati also criticised the state government and said her party will send a team to take a stock of the situation.

“No amount of criticism for the BJP government is enough after this horrific incident,” Mayawati said. “I have constituted a three-member team who will take stock of situation at the hospital and will update me on current situation,” she added.

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  1. S
    Aug 13, 2017 at 11:52 am
    M00dyji under threat from RSS/VHP anointed Yogi Maharaj as CM.Imagine People of Uttat Pradesh did not find better alternative then hatred monger BJP and BJP could not find person then fascist and Criminal Yogiji.Look and hear his rants just before election How he is using divisive and hateful speeches to fool people in the name of Hinduism. Do we Indians really believe Hinduism is killing and lynching of Humans over animal.Do we believe Hinduism is all about Love Jihad and conversions, killings and bloodshed?If not why did we allow these Murders to represent Great Hinduism.
    1. I
      Aug 13, 2017 at 9:45 am
      These fools always trying to take advantage of such things for playing their dirty politics. they are less bothered for the death of children, they are happier because they got something in which they can use it against their political opponents. Akhilesh /Mayawati's misrule in that state this has happened. No govt can correct everything in 6 months periods. Yoyi CM doing good, hope he will quickly act on such important things.
      1. Vaideeswaran M. S.
        Aug 13, 2017 at 8:11 am
        It is a tragedy.Oxygen shortage might have been one of the causes.Though non communicable it has spread quickly.
        1. M
          Aug 12, 2017 at 6:43 pm
          BJP has no time for all these works or activities, bcz they are busy for doing politics and buying MLA and MP. They have in their party funds, which can diverse to this kinds works. People must consider these are good governance.