Soon after the lodging of the FIR, PMHS doctors in Farrukhabad had announced that they would go on a strike, but had withdrawn the decision after the government assured them that a detailed probe will be conducted by a technical team.
The deaths came to light after the City Magistrate of Farrukhabad, Jaytendra Kumar Jain, on Sunday night asked the Station House Officer of city Police station in Farrukhabad to take necessary action against the hospital and its doctors, citing that he had found in his preliminary inquiry that the 49 deaths took place because of lack of oxygen supply.
Launching a scathing attack on UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Babbar said, "Even after this tragedy, he is sitting in Mathura to attend a RSS function. He takes an airplane to visit his admitted friend, but can't spare time for the people going through this pain."
A year after Louise Khurshid,wife of Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid,lost badly in the UP Assembly elections,district congress leaders in Farrukhabad blamed it on a public meeting of party vice-president
Between July 21 and August 20, Ram Manohar Lohia (Mahila) Hospital in Farrukhabad had recorded 49 deaths, 30 at the Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) and 19 during delivery. The UP Government had ordered a probe into the matter