Over 60 children die in Indian hospital due to oxygen shortage


Over 60 children die in Indian hospital due to oxygen shortage

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and SP President Akhilesh Yadav is scheduled to be in Gorakhpur later on Monday where he will visit the BRD Medical College and meet the bereaved families. The payment for gas supply in BRD Medical College was already done.

(Web Desk)- The Muslim doctor Kafeel Khan, who saved lives of many infants in the Gorakhpur Hospital tragedy, is now being victimized and used as scapegoat by Yogi-led Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) provincial government in bid to divert public's outrage. He also said that "on the basis of the primary inquiry", action was taken against the principal of the college. Six encephalitis-related deaths were reported between August 12 and August 14, while five encephalitis-related deaths were reported from August 15 to August 16.

The Supreme Court refuses to take suo motu cognisance of the death of children at a Gorakhpur hospital in Uttar Pradesh. After the case came to light, it was argued from the company that supply of oxygen cylinders had to be stopped due to non-payment of last few months. The report also recommends high level probe in the commission nexus between the officials and the suppliers of oxygen.

Hospital officials deny lack of oxygen caused the deaths, saying alternative supplies were found. He said the medical college principal had been suspended due to the same reason. Children seemed very much disturbed by these deaths.

Khan runs a 50-bed hospital for children, Medispring Hospital and Research Centre in Gorakhpur, under the ownership of his wife Dr Shabista Khan, a dentist.

A representative for Narendra Modi's cabinet said the prime minister was monitoring developments and that the federal government was ready to send more assistance.

Extreme negligence on the part of the hospital's chief medical officer is alleged, after he apparently ignored warnings from employees monitoring oxygen storage levels that the supply would only last until Thursday.

In a press conference, Uttar Pradesh Medical education Minister Ashutosh Tandon confirmed that arrear of Pushpa Sales has gone up to Rs 68.