At least 30 children were killed at the Baba Raghav Das Gorakhpur Medical College in Uttar Pradesh, the parliamentary constituency of Uttar chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the official said on Friday. The government, however, said only seven people were killed and one probe has been ordered.
Gorakhpur DM Rajeev Rautela told local TV stations, confirming the “death of 30 children in the last two days”, and seven deaths in the last 24 hours.
He said that 17 children had died in the neonatal area, five in the room for patients suffering from acute encephalitis syndrome and eight at headquarters.
In denying that children have died because of lack of oxygen, confirmed that there was shortage of liquid oxygen at medical university and that, due to non-payment of Rs 70 lakh, the provider providing oxygen has stopped supplying.
However, the director said that in case of emergency, alternative arrangements have been made.
He added that the partial payment of Rs 35 lakh was made from the seller and he was asked not to interrupt the oxygen supply.
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government has denied reports that more than 30 children had died in the hospital due to lack of oxygen.
A statement issued by the state information department describes the relationships shown by “certain television channels as misleading” and that the district judge was personally stationed in medical school to control the situation emanating from the death of seven patient Friday Due to “different medical reasons.”
The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a keen probe Friday night. The probe will be completed in 24 hours and presented a detailed report, said Secretary Rajeev Kumar, who also put the death toll at seven. He also ruled out that the oxygen shortage is responsible.
State Health Minister Siddarth Nath Singh told the TV channels that “many people are suffering from high fever and if left untreated, can cause death.”
For a query if an investigation is controlled, he said: “Of course, we go in the depths of these deaths … we will check all and everything, and then we will find a final answer … and the culprits If we find a Mistake on their part, will be held responsible .. ”
Informed sources told IANS that senior health officials were monitoring the situation and admitted that the state government had been left in the situation due to the deaths that occurred in the hometown of the prime minister.
Adityanath in Gorakhpur was there two days and held a health care review meeting, among other things.
Meanwhile, parents and patient attendants, mostly children in room number 100 – the service of encephalitis BRD Medical College – remained relinquished to medical malpractice and fate.
The father of a child Padrauna told the media that there was a great shortage of oxygen and accused the government of lying to the media. “I’m willing to listen to the worst of my son,” I said, said between tears flowing. “