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Sixty children die in Indian hospital amid furor over oxygen supplies

Sixty children die in Indian hospital amid furor over oxygen supplies

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At least 60 children have died over five days at a government hospital in northern India that suffered oxygen shortages, officials said on Saturday amid fears the toll could rise.

Meanwhile, the state government has reiterated its earlier stand on the deaths and has said that the children did not die to disruption of gas supply. Fresh cylinders were brought in at around 1:30 am on Fridday after the supply was disrupted at 11.30pm on Thursday, NDTV reported.

It was reported on Friday that due to encephalitis, in a span of 48 hours at the hospital, as many as 30 children lost their lives.

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A statement issued by the state Information Department late evening categorically denied reports shown by "some TV channels as misleading".

According to the report, the oxygen supplied from both cylinders and the plant went dry overnight even as hospital staff scrambled to save the lives of the patients. "Those responsible will not be spared", said State Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh who has been directed by Adityanath to look into the matter.

The former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav hit out at Yogi government over Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy and have demanded immediate action against the culprits.

"As many as 60 children have died in a government hospital in Gorakhpur in the last six-seven days". The company in question - Pushpa Sales - is believed to have cut oxygen supplies previous year as well when the outstanding touched almost Rs 50 lakh. Sources said the supply of oxygen to the hospital was stopped on Thursday night due to non-payment of dues to the firm engaged in supplying oxygen to the hospital.

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Dubbing the Gorakhpur Hospital deaths as "extremely painful", Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati on Saturday strongly condemned Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the 64 tragic deaths. He confirmed that the causality took place due to lack of oxygen (supply)...

Demanding a high-level inquiry into the incident, Mayawati said all possible help should be extended to the bereaved families.

Rautela said a magisterial investigation had been ordered into the deaths.

Minister of State for health Anupriya Patel will visit Gorakhpur on Sunday to assess the situation and a panel led by the chief secretary will investigate the oxygen supplier's role, Adityanath said.

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State government officials in TV appearances chastised opposition leaders for seeking to politicize the issue.


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