30 kids die in 48 hours at a hospital in Yogi Adityanath's hometown Gorakhpur
Reports said that the kids died due to insufficient oxygen supply. The contractor who supplied oxygen cylinders had stopped services over non-paymen of dues.
- 130 kids die at a Gorakhpur hospital in 48 hours.
- 2Kids dies due to insufficient oxygen supply, reports said.
- 3Gorakhpur is UP CM Yogi Adityanath's hometown.
Reports said the kids died due to lack of oxygen supply. The contractor who used to supply oxygen cylinders to BRD Hospital had stopped his services over non-payment of dues. The hospital had not cleared his bill of Rs 69 lakh, sources said.
However, the hospital's Chief Medical Superintendent RS Shukla rejected reports that the kids died due to insufficient oxygen supply. The state government has also rubbished reports about non-availability of oxygen at the hospital.
Ever since taking charge as the CM of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has been stressing on improving the condition of medical and education sectors. However, the latest incident has raised serious questions over the lackadaisical approach of his government.
In April, the Yogi Adityanath government announced that it has started work on setting up six AIIMS and 25 new medical colleges in the state, one of the promises the BJP made in the run-up to the assembly polls.