New Delhi, August 16: The Gorakhpur tragedy is not over yet as 34 children lost their lives in the infamous BRD Medical College in two days. 24 children reportedly died between midnight of August 13 and August 14, whereas 10 children died in between 14-15 August.
Last week, 63 children had been killed by Japanese Encephalitis. Many of these deaths were alleged to have been caused by a shortage of oxygen, a claim dismissed by the government, reported Aaj Tak. The shocking deaths caused national outrage. The Yogi Adityanath-led administration suspended the principal of the medical college after it was revealed that the hospital had a shortage of oxygen due to the non-payment of dues to the provider– the principal didn’t inform CM Yogi Adityanath when he visited the hospital before the incident.
Even as the authorities grappled with the situation in the aftermath of the tragedy which continued to unfold, additional director health Pushkar Anand had informed on Monday about six fresh deaths occurred between August 12 and 14.
“In the past three days — from August 12 to August 14 — six encephalitis patients, mostly children have died. In the same period, as many as 21 patients were admitted for treatment. At present nearly 75 encephalitis patients are undergoing treatment at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital,” he had said.