Gorakhpur hospital chief suspended

Gorakhpur hospital chief suspended

Gorakhpur hospital chief suspended

The action was taken following report submitted to chief minister Yogi Adityanath by state health minister Siddhartha Nath Singh and state medical education minister Ashutosh Tandon, who visited the hospital earlier in the day, on his instruction. He said, "I brought my five-year-old baby Khushi to the BRD Hospital on August 10". While there are credible claims that the deaths were caused by disruption of liquid oxygen supply, the State government has been denying this.

The Uttar Pradesh Department of Information and Public Relations said that while governments in previous years had avoided grand celebrations of Janmashtami, they would now be revived. "Prime Minister has also sent Union Health Minister JP Nadda to take cognizance of the situation", Adityanath said.

Referring to the probe ordered by the Uttar Pradesh government, the Congress leader wondered, "How can an accused probe allegations against himself?" UP Congress Committee chief Raj Babbar said, "When a chief minister is unable to handle a medical college in his home district, how would he run the state?"

Adityanath also said that during his review meeting in Gorakhpur on August 9, he had asked officials if there were any issues or they required any help from the government but was told that there were none.

The hospital, which has become a major centre for children with encephalitis, has treated almost 370 cases in the last two months.

The Union health minister added the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed concern over the deaths.

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Incidentally, Gorakhpur is also a parliamentary constituency of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Shri Yogi Adityanath . Raids have been conducted at the Lucknow-based firm which stopped supply of oxygen to the hospital .

Meanwhile, CM Yogi has blamed dirty surroundings and open defecation for the children's deaths.

However, a statement issued by the hospital said there had been a "drop in pressure in the supply of liquid oxygen" on Thursday, adding that cylinders were procured from various other suppliers.

The suspended principal of the medical college Rajiv Mishra claimed that he had received the money on August 8 but it could not be released owing to his preoccupation following chief minister Yogi Adityanath's visit to the medical college on August nine.

The report also cited the number of deaths due to Encephalitis in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

In an effort to meet medical needs in the region - and ease local tensions - the Indian government has promised to set up a medical center to study and treat ailments affecting children.

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