Gorakhpur, August 12, 2017: In a shocking case, thirty children have died at Baba Raghav Das Medical College and Hospital here allegedly due to disruption in supply of oxygen.
The District Magistrate (DM), Gorakhpur Rajeev Routela has ordered an enquiry. The government hospital is the biggest one in Gorakhpur which is the parliamentary constituency of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Interestingly, the CM had visited the hospital for checking only a couple of days back and found everything alright there.
Many of the deceased are reported to be newborns.
Though there is no official statement made by the government on the cause of deaths yet the state medical education minister Ashutosh Tandon has refuted the reports linking them to disruption of oxygen supply at the hospital.
The oxygen supply was allegedly disrupted because the hospital owed Rs 70 lakh as outstanding bills to the vendor. The DM Routela said the hospital had paid Rs 35 lakh out of this.