Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy: Death Toll Crosses 70; CM Yogi Adityanath to Visit BRD Medical College Today
Gorakhpur, Aug 13: Tragedy continued to descend upon Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital, as another child succumbed to encephalitis on Sunday, taking the death toll over 70. 11 children died on Saturday and until Friday the death toll stood at 60.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will visit the Baba Raghav Das medical college on Sunday. Earlier on Saturday, he had informed that a magisterial inquiry has been ordered and a committee has been formed to look into the Gorakhpur tragedy. Adityanath had said that “he has asked a team of top ministers to determine if the death of the children was actually due to a disruption in oxygen supply at the hospital and assured to “not spare anyone found guilty”.
He also said, “We have suspended the principal of the BRD Medical College and taking him guilty for his actions and an investigation on him has already been ordered and is underway. Those found guilty won’t be spared.”
Health Minister JP Nadda is also expected to visit Gorakhpur today.
Responding to the suspension of Medical College Principal, senior Congress Party leader and former health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad branded the move as ‘eyewash’, and demanded that an all-party delegation should look into the matter.