After deaths, UP medical college head suspended

After deaths, UP medical college head suspended

After deaths, UP medical college head suspended

"A final picture will be clear after a report on it comes." and he then he dismissed the report saying that shortage of oxygen killed the children. Raids have been conducted at the Lucknow-based firm which stopped supply of oxygen to the hospital.

Incidentally, Gorakhpur is also a parliamentary constituency of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Shri Yogi Adityanath.

Dr R K Mishra, principal of the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital in Gorakhpur, for delaying payment to the oxygen supplier, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday announced his suspension.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Health Minister JP Nadda are set to visit ground zero on Sunday and take stock of the situation. Most of the parents and relatives of children were queued outside ward nos 100, which is encephalitis ward at BRD medical college. According to reports, nine children died on Wednesday (9 August) and on Thursday 23 children died in the neonatal ward, where premature newborns are kept.

BRD medical hospital is under chief minister Yogi Adityanath's.

567 deaths occurred in August 2014; 668 in August 2015, 22 per day in 2015 and 587 in August 2016; 19-20 per day, while 133 so far in August 2017.

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Deepankar Sharma of Pushpa Sales, the company that was contracted to supply oxygen to the medical college and hospital, on Saturday questioned the speed with which the hospital gathered funds, especially after days of not paying the dues, reported News18.

The state's top health official admitted there had been a problem in the pipeline supplying oxygen, but added that the hospital managed the situation via its plentiful supply of oxygen cylinders.

Akhilesh blamed the present state government of being non-serious towards such issues, and said what has happened is a serious matter.

Rajeev Rautela, the district magistrate, said that the deaths seem to be due to lack of oxygen supply but at present, the administration has denied the statement. "Those found guilty will not be spared".

They also said that a probe, led by the state chief secretary, had been ordered. "Yes, sixty patients have died at the hospital in the last five days but we don't think it's linked to reports of oxygen shortage", Anil Kumar, Gorakhpur's divisional commissioner said.

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