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Gorakhpur tragedy: Adityanath, Nadda to take stock as death toll reaches 70

September 21 2017, 02:18 | Perry Erickson

A father mourns the death of his child outside Baba Raghav Das Hospital in Gorakhpur

A father mourns the death of his child outside Baba Raghav Das Hospital in Gorakhpur

Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh state where the deaths occurred, visited the hospital Sunday as angry relatives rushed to the scene demanding answers.

It is further mentioned that total 124 deaths were reported in the Gorakhpur hospital till 8th August 2017.

Launched a scathing attack at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led- Government over Gorakhpur hospital tragedy, Babbar asked "What will you investigate as the latter has already gave verdict that the deaths were not due to lack of oxygen".

The plea was filed by petitioner Rajeshwar Reddy, who has sought for a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the matter.

"The guilty will not be spared and such strict action would be taken by the Uttar Pradesh government that it would set an example for people to work with discipline", he said.

"The CM had visited the hospital on July 9 and August 9, and held elaborate discussions with doctors and the principal".

However, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath rejected reports that the children died due to shortage of oxygen. The Chief Minister and State health minister Siddhartha Nath Singh have a lot to answer for. Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister is in constant touch with the central and state government and is monitoring the condition in Gorakhpur.

The head of a government hospital in India has been suspended after at least 72 children died in recent days as a result of the hospital's alleged negligence.

However, the issue of the unpaid bills for oxygen supply has become a flashpoint in relations between the hospital and the state government. "Appropriate action will be taken keeping these points in mind and a probe will be done", he said.

However, a statement issued by the hospital said there had been a "drop in pressure in the supply of liquid oxygen" on Thursday, adding that cylinders were procured from various other suppliers.

Meanwhile, the Congress demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the death, alleging that the Yogi Adityanath government, through "operation cover-up", was attempting to bury the truth.

Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon said pending payments of the vendor supplying oxygen were cleared on August 5 and funds sent to the BRD medical college, but it was "surprising" that Principal Rajeev Mishra did not release it till August 11.



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