#GorakhpurTragedy again? 61 children dead in three days at BRD
In the past three days, the hospital has recorded 61 deaths of children. They have been attributed to encephalitis, pneumonia, sepsis, health complexities in newborns and more.
Local doctors warn the number is set to increase.
You May Also Like
Another 61 children die at Gorakhpur's BRD Hospital
The previous fiasco was blamed on the administration
After over 60 children died at BRD in a matter of hours around August 12, a blame game had erupted. Despite widespread reports claiming oxygen supply had been disrupted due to non-payment of bills, the hospital administration, as well as the government, denied the allegations.
In his report, the Gorakhpur DM confirmed oxygen deprivation was the cause. But a central committee report claimed otherwise.
Is the government and management to blame again?
On August 27, 28 and 29, 11 deaths were reported in the encephalitis ward, 25 in the general pediatric ward, and another 25 in neonatal intensive care unit.
According to Dr RN Singh, "Insufficient homework was done to control the outspread of AES in January, and thereafter the entire machinery remained busy in the UP elections."
Singh added heavy monsoon worsened matters.
Love India news?
Stay updated with the latest happenings.
The government has taken steps, but are they enough?
After the August 12 tragedy, the government had increased the number of doctors and paramedical staff at BRD, but a large inflow of patients meant wards remain packed; one bed has to be shared by as many as three-four children.
UP: Stalker chops off 15-year-old's hands with a sword
AIADMK decides to expel Sasikala, Dhinakaran from the party