Published On: Fri, Aug 11th, 2017

In a span of 48 hours, 30 children die in Gorakhpur hospital

Gorakhpur: At least 30 children died in the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College here during the last 48 hours, district magistrate Rajeev Rautela said on Friday.

The district magistrate did not give any reasons for the deaths

The district magistrate did not give any reasons for the deaths.

He said 17 children died in the neo-natal ward, 5 in AES (acute encephalitis syndrome) ward and 8 in the general ward of the hospital.

Reacting to the report, Minister for health, Siddharth Nath Singh said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the exact causes of the deaths and to fix accountability.

Replying to a specific question regarding short supply of oxygen, Rautela said he found out from the doctors that no death occurred due to lack of oxygen.

He said alternative arrangements had been made from neighbouring Sant Kabir Nagar district to ensure availability of liquid oxygen for the hospital.


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