Opposition Demand CM Yogi's Resignation After 63 Kids Die At UP Hospital

Cheryl Sanders
August 13, 2017

Adityanath said he was also anxious about "the rise of swine flu, dengue, chikungunya and other illnesses" in the state, and that the government was making special provisions to fight these diseases.

They pretend that the death was due to the illness and suffering of children.Gorakhpur Hospital, Baba Raghav Das Medical College's Nehru Hospital is shadowed by the death of 63 little innocent children. He said that a "final picture will be clear after a report on it comes".

Over the past five days more than 60 children at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital at the parliamentary constituency and hometown of the Chief Minister lost their lives due to encephalitis and reported lack of oxygen supply.

The Chief Minister of the state, Yogi Adityanath, a saffron-robed Hindu priest, is the elected Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur. "It's a serious issue".

The region is one of India's poorest and registers hundreds of child deaths each year from Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, which is rife in parts of eastern and northern India.

Principal of the BRD Medical College R.K. Mishra was suspended for alleged negligence and callousness. Patel said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was concerned about the incident and assured all cooperation to UP in health sector. The lack of oxygen allegedly led to encephalitis, which is a sudden onset inflammation of the brain, following which the children died. "Supply of oxygen cylinders was not sufficient till 1:30 am on August 11, after which alternate arrangements were made", said Singh.

The Congress also noted that it is easy to frame the authorities of the college but pointed out that why is the Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh being spared. 30 kids' had demised in the first 48 hrs.

Blaming the principal for delay in payment to the gas supplier, he said: 'I have been told that the principal left soon after the (August 9) meeting without informing the authorities and has been found prima facie reponsible'. "The matter is under investigation and the guilty would be punished to prevent the re-occurrence of such incidents", Yogi Adityanath said. The principal had later resigned taking "moral responsibility" for the death of the children admitted in the hospital's paediatric ward.

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