Published: Thu, August 17, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Maintain adequate stock of oxygen: UP government to medical colleges

Maintain adequate stock of oxygen: UP government to medical colleges

The representative of the municipality Anil Kumar acknowledged that the supplier was a "billing issue", but said the death could be due to "natural" reasons, as numerous patients were in serious condition.

An investigation will also be conducted, said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during his visit to the hospital yesterday, and promised exemplary punishment for the guilty. The probe report sent to the chief secretary has reportedly charged the doctors, paramedical staff and clerks of the medical institution with criminal negligence, while maintaining that the state government was unaware of the situation.

Gorakhpur hospital oxygen case compelled Udaipur kids to protest against the death of several kids. If these officials had taken action on time, then maybe this would not have happened.

Singh on Saturday told the media that from 2014 to 2016 every year in August 19 and 22 children had died on an average in the BRD but in the first 11 days of August 2017 around 10 children died per day.

"Everyone knows children died due to the unavailability of oxygen". The supplier of oxygen to Baba Raghav Das Medical College stopped providing oxygen due to an unpaid debt.

The hospital authorities made a partial payment of Rs 21 lakhs against the accumulated dues only late on Friday, a day after 23 children had died at the nodal medical facility for the treatment of Japanese Encephalitis in the region.

But other officials and a hospital doctor cited by Sky News say the oxygen supply wasn't a factor.

In a five-day span at a single hospital in India, 60 children have died, 34 of them infants.

Rautela has blamed Anesthesia Department head Dr Satish Kumar, Principal RK Mishra as well as Oxygen Purchasing Committee President for the heart-wrenching incident. After the contract between the supply company and the hospital ended on July 31, Pushpa waited four more days before cutting off the oxygen supply on August 4.

"The Prime Minister is very concerned".

Uttar Pradesh is India's most populous and politically-prized state, where the BJP's thumping victory has strengthened Modi's claim to a second term in 2019.

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