Gorakhpur tragedy: Yogi Adityanath and JP Nadda visit BRD medical college

In a tragic incident, 72 children died in past five days at Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur district in Uttar Pradesh, after the supply of oxygen cylinders at the hospital was disrupted

FP Staff August 13, 2017 19:54:16 IST
On Sunday, students of All India Students Association (AISA) shout slogans as they take out a protest against the UP government over the Gorakhpur hospital incident. In a shocking incident on Friday, 30 children in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district died in a span of 48 hours at Baba Raghav Das Medical College. PTI
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On Sunday, students of All India Students Association (AISA) shout slogans as they take out a protest against the UP government over the Gorakhpur hospital incident. In a shocking incident on Friday, 30 children in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district died in a span of 48 hours at Baba Raghav Das Medical College. PTI
According to media reports, the oxygen supply at BRD medical college was allegedly stopped after the suppliers’ bill of Rs 67 lakh was not cleared. The chief minister said they are waiting for a report of the probe committee set up by the government. PTI
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According to media reports, the oxygen supply at BRD medical college was allegedly stopped after the suppliers’ bill of Rs 67 lakh was not cleared. The chief minister said they are waiting for a report of the probe committee set up by the government. PTI
The Indian Express reported that Gorakhpur has seen at least 114 deaths due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in 2017. On Saturday, Youth Congress workers also took out a candle-light march to commemorate the incident on Saturday. PTI
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The Indian Express reported that Gorakhpur has seen at least 114 deaths due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in 2017. On Saturday, Youth Congress workers also took out a candle-light march to commemorate the incident on Saturday. PTI
In Bhopal, children paid homage to those infants who lost their lives in the tragedy. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath sought the Centre's help to set up a virus research centre in the eastern part of the state to fight vector borne diseases like encephalitis, which claim several lives each year. PTI
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In Bhopal, children paid homage to those infants who lost their lives in the tragedy. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath sought the Centre's help to set up a virus research centre in the eastern part of the state to fight vector borne diseases like encephalitis, which claim several lives each year. PTI
Yogi Aditiyanath addresses a press conference in Lucknow with Union minister Anupriya Patel (R) and Uttar Pradesh health minister Siddharth Nath Singh (L) on Saturday. Adityanath had earlier in May 2017, launched a campaign to eradicate deadly encephalitis disease that had led to deaths of hundreds of children every year in Uttar Pradesh. PTI
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Yogi Aditiyanath addresses a press conference in Lucknow with Union minister Anupriya Patel (R) and Uttar Pradesh health minister Siddharth Nath Singh (L) on Saturday. Adityanath had earlier in May 2017, launched a campaign to eradicate deadly encephalitis disease that had led to deaths of hundreds of children every year in Uttar Pradesh. PTI
Siddharth Nath Singh and medical education minister Ashutosh Tandan visited BRD medical college in Gorakhpur on Saturday. The Union government has approved the setting up of a regional medical centre at a cost of Rs 85 crore in Gorakhpur for in-depth research into children's diseases, union health minister JP Nadda said on Sunday. PTI
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Siddharth Nath Singh and medical education minister Ashutosh Tandan visited BRD medical college in Gorakhpur on Saturday. The Union government has approved the setting up of a regional medical centre at a cost of Rs 85 crore in Gorakhpur for in-depth research into children's diseases, union health minister JP Nadda said on Sunday. PTI
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Union health minister JP Nadda during a press conference after visiting BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur on Sunday. PTI
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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Union health minister JP Nadda during a press conference after visiting BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur on Sunday. PTI
A hospital staff member checks newly arrived oxygen cylinders at Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur. District magistrate Rajiv Rautela said on Saturday that the deaths of the children being treated for different ailments were due to natural causes. He denied that an insufficient oxygen supply led to their deaths. AP
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A hospital staff member checks newly arrived oxygen cylinders at Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur. District magistrate Rajiv Rautela said on Saturday that the deaths of the children being treated for different ailments were due to natural causes. He denied that an insufficient oxygen supply led to their deaths. AP