30 children die in Gorakhpur hospital in a span of 48 hours
Sixty children died in five days in August at Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College. Photograph: (ANI)
Thirty children have lost their lives in a span of 48 hours in Gorakhpur's BRD hospital due to encephalitis.
According to reports in the media, the deaths occurred due to a disruption in oxygen supply.
The agency which supplied oxygen to the hospital stopped it as the hospital didn't pay up around 66 lakh rupees owed to them, reports said.
Rajeev Rautela, the district magistrate of Gorakhpur, while confirming the deaths of 30 children in the last 48 hours, said that the supply of liquid oxygen was disrupted yesterday due to pending payment and the suppliers were requested not to disrupt supply.
Supply of liquid oxygen was disrupted y'day due to pending payment. Requested suppliers not to disrupt supply: #Gorakhpur DM Rajeev Rautela— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 11, 2017
According to ANI. the deaths of 30 children at the BRD hospital in Gorakhpur happened due to encephalitis.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who represented Gorakhpur in Lok Sabha, had visited the hospital two days ago for inspection.