In a dreadful incident, 30 children died due to stoppage of oxygen supply in Gorakhpur’s BRD hospital. Last night, the agency responsible for supplying oxygen stopped supply. 20 children died at that time. Today, 10 more children lost their life.
The all were suffering from encephalitis.
Gorakhpur is the Lok Sabha constituency of the Chief Minister. He visited the hospital two days before to review its functioning.
According to the India TV, “the hospital owed Rs 66 lakh to the company that supplied oxygen. Sources said repeated reminders were sent to the authorities at the government hospital and medical college, considered among the biggest in the state. They said the technician at the hospital had informed authorities of the shortage of oxygen levels, but wasn’t paid heed to.”