The film, directed by independent filmmakers Shawn Sebastian and Basil Poulose, is inspired by Balaknama, a bilingual newspaper run by street children that focuses on issues of child rights. The newspaper is now run by more than 60 young reporters between the age of 12 and 20.
No loss of life was reported in the fire on Monday, but the blaze destroyed the principal's office and important documents in the record room of the hospital, which was in the news last year after scores of infants died at the facility.
In its report submitted on August 23, the committee under UP Chief Secretary Rajive Kumar probing the hospital tragedy had recommended initiating criminal action against then principal of the BRD Medical College Dr Rajiv Mishra and others.
More than 60 children, mostly infants, had died at the Baba Raghav Das Medical (BRD) College in Gorakhpur within a week in August. There were allegations that the deaths occurred due to disruption in oxygen supply over unpaid bills to the vendor.
This comes weeks after more than 60 children died at the hospital in a span of five days allegedly due to lack of liquid oxygen. The government has maintained that the children died due to medical causes, including Japanese Encephalitis.
Last week, based on a probe conducted by the state government, hospital principal Dr Rajeev Mishra, his wife Dr Purnima Shukla, Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan, Dr Satish Kumar, chief pharmacist Gajanan Jaiswal and clerks Uday Pratap Sharma, Sanjay Kumar Tripathi and Sudhir Kumar Pandey were booked.
FORTY-TWO children died over two days until Tuesday at Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College and Hospital’s neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) and paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Top officials at the hospital said seven children were suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). The others, the official said, died of other diseases. The news coincided with former […]