30 Kids Die in Gorakhpur Govt Hospital within 2 Days
UP govt says reports attributing deaths to lack of oxygen supply are misleading
Our Political Bureau|PTI
New Delhi|Gorakhpur: At least 30 children died in government-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur in the last 48 hours, district magistrate Rajeev Rautela said on Friday. He gave no reasons for the deaths but said 17 children died in the neo-natal ward, 5 in AES (acute encephalitis syndrome) ward and 8 in the general ward.
Rautela said seven deaths (neo-natal ward 3, AES ward 2 and general ward 2) were reported early Friday, while the remaining 23 deaths (neonatal 14, AES 3 and general 6) happened before that. According to unconfirmed reports oxygen supply to the hospital ran out for almost two hours late on Thursday night due to cut in supply for non-payment of dues by the private supplier.
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