Gorakhpur hospital deaths: No child died of oxygen shortage:Yogi

30 children died in 2 Days

30 children died in 2 Days

Adityanath said he was also anxious about "the rise of swine flu, dengue, chikungunya and other illnesses" in the state, and that the government was making special provisions to fight these diseases. 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.

Tragedy continued to descend upon Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital, as another child succumbed to encephalitis today, taking the death toll over 70. "Now they have launched an operation cover-up by ordering a Chief Secretary level-probe", Shergill said.

The Chief Minister also claimed that the Uttar Pradesh government is constantly in touch with all the authorities, seeking a solution to the menace caused by encephalitis.

Despite calling the disruption of oxygen as a major lapse, the UP government maintained that none of the deaths were caused due to shortage of oxygen. "We have chose to sack BRD Medical College principal for the negligence", announced UP's Medical Education Minister Ashok Tandon. Rajeev Rautela said,"The doctors said alternative arrangements for oxygen cylinders were made to deal with the emergency".

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The incident happened on Thursday where over 30 children have been reported to have died.

"I am pained beyond words by the tragic deaths of 30 children in Gorakhpur".

According to a report in DNA, parents of the children admitted at the hospital said that had it not been for Khan, the number of fatalities could have been far higher.

Two days ago, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the paediatric ward of the hospital and also inaugurated the ICU, Critical Care Unit and visited the ward where children infected with Japanese encephalitis virus were being treated.

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Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh has slammed the state BJP government over the incident and has called for the sacking of the Health Minister and other concerned officials.

"Kins of the deceased were shooed away after handing over dead bodies to them", he said.

Earlier, Nadda told ANI that he has also also sought a report from State Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh and Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon.

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