Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: Ram Vilas Paswan says incident marks testing time for CM Yogi Adityanath


New Delhi: Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan Saturday sought a time-bound probe into the deaths of 30 children in a government hospital in Gorakhpur, and said it was an "hour of test" for Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

File image of Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan. Image courtesy: PIB

File image of Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan. Image courtesy: PIB

Paswan, a BJP ally, termed the deaths, many of which were reportedly caused by lack of oxygen, as "heartrending" and noted that the tragedy happened in Adityanath's constituency.

"I am sure he will take it very seriously and it must be taken so. This is an hour of test for the chief minister," he told a press conference.

Paswan said there must be a high-level probe and action should be taken within a week. He said condition of government hospitals in UP and several other states is "very bad".

At least 30 children have died, many due to lack of oxygen, in the hospital in the last 48 hours.


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Published Date: Aug 12, 2017 06:18 pm | Updated Date: Aug 13, 2017 12:22 pm


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