PM Modi concerned about Gorakhpur deaths, says CM Adityanath


He also said that more oxygen cylinders will be brought from the neighbouring district. He said he had announced a magisterial probe into the deaths.But, as per hospital sources unwilling to be named, there was a sudden drop in the oxygen supply pressure around 8pm on Thursday, and the situation worsened by 11.30pm same day.

The parents said the company that supplies oxygen to the hospital had earlier threatened to stop oxygen distribution unless the government paid their long overdue bills.

They pretend that the death was due to the illness and suffering of children.Gorakhpur Hospital, Baba Raghav Das Medical College's Nehru Hospital is shadowed by the death of 63 little innocent children. BRD medical hospital is under chief minister Yogi Adityanath's.

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

Another child succumbed to encephalitis on Sunday, taking the death toll over 70. Reason behind most of the death cases was due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).

He also added that the principal of BRD Medical College has been suspended due to leniency in performing his duty.

Two days back, UP CM Yogi Adityanath had visited the hospital that falls under his Lok Sabha constituency.

At least a dozen children are said to have died from encephalitis - a disease causing inflammation of the brain, common during India's monsoon season and which is often caused by contaminated food, water or mosquito bites. "Those who are guilty will not be go unpunished", he promised during a press brief. Praveen Modi said that till date Rs 20 lakh payment was pending with the hospital and that he had supplied liquid oxygen on Friday too, after a request made by the Divisional Commissioner.

However, the state health minister has admitted that there was shortage of oxygen supply on August 10 between 1130 hrs to 1330 hrs to the children who were on artificial respiratory system.

"The shortage of oxygen was not highlighted".

He further said that the IMA has passed three resolutions over the tragic death of children in Gorakhpur's hospital. Talked to hospital administration about the problem of the hospital and its solution and also took action against the deficiencies.