30 Kids in UP die in Last 2 Days Coz of ‘Disrupted’ Oxygen Supply As UP Govt Denied this News!

Media has been reporting an incident as per which 30 children have lost their lives in Baba Raghav Das Medical College, Gorakhpur, as the supply of oxygen cylinders was stopped by the private contractor. The incident has taken place on Thursday and the reason that the private contractor gives for his action is the non-payment of his due of about Rs. 70 lakh by the government owned hospital.

However, the government of UP denied the charges and stated that other arrangements were made for supplying the oxygen. It also said that the deaths are result of “various medical reasons and illnesses”.

On the other hand, as per the new agency PTI, a statement made by Union Ministry quoted the police superintendent who said deficiency of oxygen took life of 21 children.

The CM of the state, Yogi Adityanath, belongs to this constituency and he was here two days ago. He supervised the arrangements at the encephalitis wards. The irony in the matter is that the majority of deaths have taken place in neonatal and encephalitis wards.

DM Rajeev Rautela told the media person that a magisterial inquiry would be conducted in this matter. He also said,

“We have been told that BRD witnessed disturbance in liquid oxygen supply since last night as firm withdrew supply owing to non-payment. The BRD principal told us that out of an outstanding of Rs 70 lakh, Rs 35 lakh was paid to the Lucknow-based firm. But it denied receiving the money.”

The opposition parties, Samajwadi Party and Congress have criticized the government and demanded resignation of Siddharth Nath Singh, the health minister of the state. In addition, they made a demand of compensation of Rs. 20 lakh for the families of each deceased.

The former CM, Akhilesh Yadav tweeted, “Kins of the deceased were shooed away after handing over dead bodies to them. Post-mortem examinations not done on dead bodies. Admission cards were taken out of records. Extremely sad.”

In another tweet, he demanded compensation:

Vice-President of Congress, Rahul Gandhi, tweeted, “Deeply pained. My thoughts are with the families of the victims. BJP govt is responsible & should punish the negligent, who caused this tragedy.”

Senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and unit chief Raj Babbar will be sent by Congress to consider the whole situation.

Nearly 50,000 deaths of children have been reported in Eastern UP in the last three decades because of mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis and acute encephalitis syndrome. The present CM has launched a movement to finish-off encephalitis and 2 days ago, he was here to check himself the irregularities present, if any.

Twitter also furiously reacted over the matter: