Parents who lost new-born contradict Yogi government's claims

As many as 30 children lost their lives due to encephalitis in last 48 hours at Gorakhpur’s BRD Hospital

As many as 30 children lost their lives due to encephalitis in last 48 hours at Gorakhpur’s BRD Hospital

Though the deaths coincided with a disruption in the hospital's oxygen supply Thursday, the province's government has denied a connection and said the children died of "various medical reasons and illnesses". The issue of settlement of the pending money is what costed the lives of little ones.

"I had already written my resignation earlier, owning up to all the deaths that happened at the BRD Hospital", he told ANI here.

"There are clearly two dimensions to it, that of criminal culpability of all those who are responsible - the hospital administration, the oxygen supplier and the district administration which is supposed to exercise superintendence over the hospital, and the other is the moral responsibility of the chief minister".

"The opposition is not indulging in politics but there is a difference between what the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) says and what it does", Akhilesh said.

Sharply contradicting the Uttar Pradesh government's claims that there was no shortage of oxygen at Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College, the parents of a baby girl have said that oxygen level was low since 10 Augus.

Subsequently, Union Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel and Union Health Secretary will visit Gorakhpur to take stock of the situation, Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a tweet.

"Deaths are not due to oxygen supply cut-off, no one can stop supply like this, we know consequences", said Meenu Walia, HR, Pushpa Gas agency. He further blamed encephalitis as the root cause for children's death at BRD Medical College.

It also informed that even after several requests, the distributor of the liquid oxygen in the hospital stopped the supply due to the over pending payment, and clearly highlighted that the life of the patients of the ward is in danger.

"There haven't been any deaths due to lack of oxygen supply".

Gorakhpur District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela said on Friday: "No death in BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur, has taken place due to shortage of oxygen supply". Of these, 129 children had died, said Satish Chandra, a hospital spokesman.

The fireband Hindu priest, who won India's largest state in a landslide in March, toured the hospital wards Sunday in his signature saffron robes and a blue medical mask and cap. The doctors at the hospital said that Sarika had died of cardio-respiratory failure. On Saturday, I sent the health minister and the medical education minister. And "only" seven children have died today.

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