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60 children died in a hospital in Gorakhpur

13 August 2017, 09:09 | Darnell Patrick

The BRD Medical College at Gorakhpur. Wikimedia Commons

The BRD Medical College at Gorakhpur. Wikimedia Commons

"Those found guilty won't be spared".

Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy: Nation trembles as around 63 children had their last breath over 6 days at Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital in Gorakhpur.

"There is a need to launch a massive drive for the eradication of the killer disease", he stressed, and said the state government had taken measures, including launching a vaccination drive before monsoon, setting up ICUs in district hospitals and upgrading facilities in health centres.

The Chief Minister earlier said the role of the oxygen vendor will be probed. The following day the dejected incident took place. "The welfare of the people will be seen at any cost", he said.

"We are confident that none of the lives were lost because of this episode", a senior government health official in Gorakhpur told AFP on Sunday on condition of anonymity.

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Briefing reporters upon his return from Gorakhpur, Azad demanded immediate dismissal of Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh and an inquiry by a sitting Supreme Court judge into the tragedy. Seven children died reportedly today only, according to news agency ANI.

The incident happened on Thursday where over 30 children have been reported to have died.

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Just a few administrative and medical negligence and it cost 30 children their lives in just 48 hours.

District magistrate Rajeev Rautela said in press conference, "We have been told that BRD witnessed disturbance in liquid oxygen supply since last night as firm withdrew supply owing to non-payment", he said.

"There haven't been any deaths due to lack of oxygen supply".

One uncle of an 11-year-old girl, Vandana, who died at the hospital, echoed local media reports about the chaos.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended every possible aid to the state government after he briefed him about the situation at the BRD Medical College Hospital.

"All hell broke loose", the report added.

He further said that the arrangement of oxygen cylinders was duly made and a strict action will be taken against those responsible for the mishap.

After digging deeper, it turns out that a total number of 60 deaths have occurred in the past 5 days.



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