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Gorakhpur Tragedy Live: Investigation Probing the Tragedy Must Deliver Results Within 72 hrs, Says IMA

News18.com | August 13, 2017, 11:24 PM IST
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In the wake of the tragedy in Gorakhpur, where over 60 children died due to alleged disruption of liquid oxygen supply, the Centre on Sunday approved the setting up of a regional medical centre in the City for research into children's ailments. The announcement was made by Health Minister J P Nadda. Meanwhile, the Indian Medical Association, in a statement, said that the investigation probing the tragedy must come out with the results within 72 hrs.

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Aug 13, 2017 11:24 pm (IST)
Aug 13, 2017 11:23 pm (IST)
Aug 13, 2017 10:58 pm (IST)

Speaking on Gorakhpur infant deaths, KK Gupta, DG Medical Education (UP), on Sunday said he has been receiving complaints against suspended Principal Rajiv Mishra of  Baba Raghav Das Medical College. His work was disorganised and substandard.

Aug 13, 2017 10:57 pm (IST)
Aug 13, 2017 10:55 pm (IST)

Dr. Bhupendra Sharma has been appointed as new Nodal Officer for the Department of Pediatrics of Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur.

Aug 13, 2017 5:16 pm (IST)
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Aug 13, 2017 5:08 pm (IST)
Aug 13, 2017 5:02 pm (IST)

Centre approves setting up of a regional medical centre in Gorakhpur for research into children's ailments, says Health Minister  J P Nadda. The research centre will be built at a cost of Rs 85 crore. 

Aug 13, 2017 2:21 pm (IST)

We are waiting for the report of the committee constituted by our Government... We Would request everybody to wait for that report. Not just in Gorakhpur but across Uttar Pradesh, if any death is caused by the negligence of the hospital authorities the government will take strong action against those responsible... Nobody will be spared, says Yogi

Aug 13, 2017 2:16 pm (IST)

Reporters and photographers will have access to hospital wards so that they report facts as they are, says Yogi Adityanath

Aug 13, 2017 2:15 pm (IST)

We are constantly in touch with all the authorities, seeking a solution to the menace caused by encephalitis, says Yogi

Aug 13, 2017 2:11 pm (IST)

The Centre has also sent a team of doctors from Delhi to shoulder the responsibility of local doctors... This was my fourth visit to the BRD medical college after becoming the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh... Our campaign against encephalitis has been running for quite some time, says Yogi

Aug 13, 2017 2:09 pm (IST)

The Centre stands with the state government... The Centre has sent JP Nadda to take stock of the situation... Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very concerned... We had sought a number of reports and after going through them we realised that a thorough probe into the incident is the need of the hour, says Yogi Adityanath

Aug 13, 2017 2:06 pm (IST)

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addresses the media after visiting Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital. He is accompanied by Union Health Minsiter JP Nadda. 

Aug 13, 2017 1:05 pm (IST)
Aug 13, 2017 12:57 pm (IST)
Aug 13, 2017 12:49 pm (IST)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reaches the BRD Medical College on Sunday.(K. Bimbadhar/Network18)

Aug 13, 2017 12:48 pm (IST)

"60 young children have died...It's the most tragic incident I have ever seen in my life...I can imagine the pain of the parents...An autopsy is necessary to know the exact reason behind the death," says former chief minister of Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit

Aug 13, 2017 12:38 pm (IST)

Click to read | Dueling With Death, This Doctor Emptied His Own Pocket to Keep Kids Breathing

Paediatrician Dr Kafeel Ahmad, who is also the department head, couldn't stop his tears as more than 60 children stopped breathing right in front of his eyes.

Aug 13, 2017 12:35 pm (IST)

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath arrives at Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College where 60 infants had lost their lives. Yogi Adityanath is accompanied by Union Minister JP Nadda. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will address the media after his visit to the hospital.

Aug 13, 2017 12:16 pm (IST)

The Gorakhpur District Magistrate has submitted a report on the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy to the government. The contents of the report were not immediately known.

Aug 13, 2017 11:08 am (IST)

UPDATE | Ahead of CM Yogi Adityanath’s visit, oxygen supply to the Gorakhpur hospital has been restored completely

Aug 13, 2017 10:04 am (IST)

CLICK TO READ | Did 30 Kids Die at Gorakhpur Hospital Because Oxygen Bills Not Paid on Time?

The local administration in Gorakhpur, the Lok Sabha constituency of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, has admitted that oxygen supply was disrupted, but denied that it led to the deaths.

Aug 13, 2017 10:03 am (IST)

The company which used to supply liquid oxygen to the hospital has said it had asked authorities to pay up pending bills for months on end, and on August 1 even sent a letter, threatening to cut off supply if dues were not cleared. Pushpa Sales said the hospital paid up Rs 20.84 lakh out of the Rs 67-lakh bill soon after the children’s deaths were reported.

Aug 13, 2017 10:02 am (IST)

Speaking to News18.com over phone, Deepankar Sharma of Pushpa Sales has questioned how BRD hospital managed to arrange for funds after facing criticism and an investigation into the children’s deaths. “We were unnecessarily harassed by (Principal) Rajeev Mishra for our payment. But after the tragic news, we were paid Rs 20.84 lakh in the evening, and have been assured of a payment of Rs 30 lakh today (Saturday). Now, if the hospital had no funds for months, how did they make a payment of Rs 20 lakh suddenly?” 

Aug 13, 2017 9:50 am (IST)

CLICK TO READ | No Death 'Due to Shortage of Oxygen' in Gorakhpur, Says CM Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath said his government has sought a detailed report on the incident in Gorakhpur, his home constituency, and a probe into the role of the oxygen supplier has been launched.

Aug 13, 2017 9:46 am (IST)

"It is a very emotional matter for me as I have been raising the issue of encephalitis since long," he said in a hurriedly-called press conference on Saturday. The government will take action on the report of the magisterial inquiry which will be received soon, Adityanath said, promising that no one will be allowed to go scot free and stern action will be taken against those responsible.

Aug 13, 2017 9:45 am (IST)

Yogi Adityanath had visited Gorakhpur, his Lok Sabha constituency, on August 9 as well, but his government said the principal and doctors of the Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital did not raise the issue of shortage of oxygen cylinders.

Aug 13, 2017 9:35 am (IST)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Health Minister JP Nadda are scheduled to visit Gorakhpur today where at least 33 children have died due to alleged disruption of liquid oxygen supply. The UP government has denied that the deaths were caused by lack of oxygen, but ordered suspended the principal of the state-run medical college and ordered an investigation.

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