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Gorakhpur-like tragedy in Farukhabad: Oxygen shortage claims lives of 49 children in August

As many as 49 children died in the last one month and an FIR was registered last night by the city magistrate, the sources said. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's office took cognisance of the matter and directed District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar to conduct a probe

By: PTI | Farukhabad | Updated: September 4, 2017 3:29 pm
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Forty-nine children died at the district hospital over the past month in Farukhabd allegedly due to lack of oxygen following which an FIR has been lodged against the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Medical Superintendent, sources said on Monday. As many as 49 children have died in the last one month and an FIR was registered last night by the city magistrate, sources added.

After local channels reported the death of 49 children in the hospital, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s office took cognisance of the matter and directed District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar to conduct a probe. The probe confirmed deaths due to shortage of oxygen, Kumar said. The FIR was registered against the COM and CMOS for their alleged laxity, he said. City Magistrate, Jayendra Kumar Jain and SDM Ajit Kumar Singh said the probe found that deaths were due to lack of oxygen.

The death of children in the Farukhabad hospital comes after at least 30 children died in a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur on August 10-11 amid allegations of oxygen shortage.

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    Malkit Singh
    Sep 4, 2017 at 4:57 pm
    Only children of poor people had died either in Gorakhpur or in Farrukhad in UP. Who cares these children. Only parents of these children are used for getting votes for said leaders of the BJP. It means they are getting votes from poor people but these leaders are working for Baba Ram Dev, Adani Ambani. These leaders have lot of black money to purchase MLAs of opposition parties but they are unable to make payment of the oxygen gas bills. What shame. Yogi is claiming himself as a man of religion or saint but he has proved himself crook after becoming CM or UP. He is very talktive but practically he is minus zero. As he has no wife or children he cannot assess the grief of the parents who have lost their children. Let children of poor people die but cows should not die inspite of the fact that these cows are eating plastic instead of fodder on the road and dying due to lack of drinking water. These cow vigilantes are selling dead cows in the slaughter houses aS PER NEWS
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    1. Joykutty Cherian
      Sep 4, 2017 at 3:59 pm
      It Becomes a habit for the ruling dispensation to see the tragedies after tragedies and ignore them after shedding some crocodile tears....
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        Ajayan
        Sep 4, 2017 at 3:51 pm
        and still some pres ute wants to mock the importance of SWACHH BHARAT
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          Ajayan
          Sep 4, 2017 at 3:50 pm
          WHAT A MESS YOGI INHERITED FROM AKHILESH.. YOGI CAME TO POWER IN MARCH 2017 SEEING THE COMMENTS, IT APPEARS EVERYTHIN WAS HUNKI DORIE TILL THEN WHAT A BUNCH OF F()(KING LOSERS!
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            master
            Sep 4, 2017 at 3:41 pm
            Let them die, cows must not die!
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