SC Refuses To Take Cognisance Of Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy:- The Supreme Court refused to take cognisance of the recent deaths of children at the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College hospital in Gorakhpur.
The bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud asked the lawyer, who mentioned the issue before the SC to approach the Allahabad High Court with his grievances. An SIT probe was also sought by the lawyer into the deaths of children at the hospital.
“The authorities were handling the situation and the grievances, if any, have to be raised before the high court concerned,” observed the court.
It was reported that since August 7, more than 60 children died at the BRD Medical College Hospital. Most of them died due to scarcity of oxygen, whose supply was disrupted, after bills were not paid to the vendor.
In the last two days alone, at least 30 children were reported dead. Many of the victims were infants who died in the neo-natal intensive care unit. In the absence of a formal complaint, no case has been registered so far, said the police.
On August 12, the State government ordered an official inquiry by the Chief Secretary and suspended the principal of the Medical College Hospital Rajiv Mishra.