Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: Yogi Adityanath orders thorough probe, strict action

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"People responsible for this will not be spared. Quick action will be taken against the ones responsible for this, as it is a very serious issue," Siddharth Nath said after meeting Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

UP Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh
UP Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday assured quick action will be taken against those involved in the alleged disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen at Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College's hospital, following which over 30 infants lost their lives.

"People responsible for this will not be spared. Quick action will be taken against the ones responsible for this, as it is a very serious issue," Siddharth Nath said after meeting Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here.

He further said that even the Chief Minister visited the hospital recently but the hospital authority didn't even inform about any such things as being reported.

"The Chief Minister himself went there in August 9, none of the doctors or the administration informed him about any such issue of alleged lack of supply of oxygen," he said.

Siddharth Nath even hit out on the opposition for harping on this issue and said that they should not politicise over the death of the children.

"I will only say that this is a very crucial issue. It's the work of the opposition to question the ruling party. But they should not politicise over the death of the children. This is not a correct time," he said.

State Minister for Medical Education Ashutosh Tandon reiterated the same and said action will be taken after detailed probe on the matter.

"The Chief Minister has given us proper instruction on this issue. We will leave for Gorakhpur soon and after details analysis of the situation will take further decision on the same," Tandon said.

Earlier in the day, the alleged disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen at the hospital claimed lives of three more children.

The shortage of oxygen allegedly led to encephalitis, which is a sudden onset inflammation of the brain, following which the children died. (ANI)

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