Opposition Demand CM Yogi’s Resignation After 63 Kids Die At UP HospitalAugust 12, 2017 15:00
Opposition Demand CM Yogi’s Resignation After 63 Kids Die At UP Hospital:- Blaming the state government for its sheer failure in providing proper medical facilities to the patients in time, the Congress demanded Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh’s resignations.
Atleast 63 kids died in Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das Medical College, due to lack of facilities. Addressing the media, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “We are deeply saddened by the incident. The incident has left the whole nation in grief. What happened here was due to lapse on the Uttar Pradesh government. Adityanath and Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh should immediately resign from their post.”
The Uttar Pradesh Government should apologize to the whole nation in regard to the same, asserted Mr. Azad.
“Gorakhpur is the constituency of CM Adityanath. Considering, he is both the MP and CM, he must take moral responsibility and should resign. Same goes for Health Minister. Doctors are responsible for the incident,” he said.
The Congress leader further informed that as payments were not given on time to the suppliers, they could not provide liquid oxygen.
“Suppliers were not given money on time. Around 70 lakhs were due for payment,” he added. Azad further said, during the time of its ruling, the Congress party had spent crores rupees to provide medical facilities in the hospital. Due to alleged disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen in the hospital, as many as 63 lives have been lost so far. The lack of oxygen allegedly led to encephalitis, which is a sudden onset inflammation of the brain, following which the children died.
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. Gorakhpur DM Rajeev Rautela said that the disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen is the cause of the deaths at the BRD hospital. He further appealed to the Suppliers to not cut the supply henceforth.
The Uttar Pradesh Government, following this report, jumped in defence of the medical college. It also assured a magisterial inquiry into the incident has been ordered by the District Magistrate and the report will be out in 24 hours. Meanwhile, as per the data procured from the BRD hospital, a total of 60 deaths have occurred in the hospital in the past five days i.e. from August 7 to August 11.
The number of oxygen cylinders sent for refilling each day, showed a clear shortage of liquid oxygen in the hospital, as per the procured data.