Gorakhpur: Encephalitis snuffs out another life today, death toll crosses 70

Gorakhpur: Encephalitis snuffs out another life today, death toll crosses 70

Gorakhpur: Encephalitis snuffs out another life today, death toll crosses 70

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

Atleast 63 kids died in Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College, due to lack of facilities.

The CPM, in the issued letter, has strongly condemned the conditions which resulted to the death of more than 60 children at the BRD Hospital in Gorakhpur. According to the numbers, as provided by the officials, 17 children have been reported to have died in the neo-natal ward, five in the Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) ward and 8 deaths in the general ward.

Multiple local media reports said the children died after the company that was supplying oxygen stopped the service, apparently over non-payment of dues amounting to over US$50,000 (S$68,000).

However, the state health minister has admitted that there was shortage of oxygen supply on August 10 between 1130 hrs to 1330 hrs to the children who were on artificial respiratory system.

Spending on public health in India, relative to the country's GDP, is among the lowest in the world. Dr Misra said that the hospital has been asking for funds from the government for a while now.

State health minister Siddharth Nath Singh and minister for technical and medical education Ashutosh Tandon will meet chief minister Yogi Adityanath today in the wake of the incident.

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Uttar Pradesh (UP) government has announced an inquiry into the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy that has claimed several lives.

He was suspended for his irresponsible act of allegedly delaying payment to the supplier of oxygen cylinders, the minister added. "There should be no shortage of oxygen in the institute, and adequate stock of oxygen must be maintained", Ms Jain said.

Gorakhpur DM Rajeev Rautela said that the cause of the deaths at the BRD Hospital was the disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen and has further appealed to the suppliers to not cut the supply henceforth.

Taking a jibe at media, Adityanath said the media fraternity to check other hospitals for their preparedness for other such vector borne diseases like Kala Azar, Dengue and Swine Flu.

His comment came in the backdrop of strident criticism of the minister by opposition parties which demanded his resignation.

"The chief minister, health minister and the health secretary must immediately resign and doctors should not be blamed for this".

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