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No Country for Children

IndiaAugust 15, 2017, 7:24 am

Gorakhpur is a tragedy foretold and many times over. In 2017, competing narratives over the supply of oxygen, the non- payment of dues have added to what has always been a grim story. Encephalitis has been endemic to Gorakhpur, on account of a whole host of reasons-poor sanitation, open defecation, paddy fields that allows water to collect in pools. In 2013, CNN-News18’s Anubha Bhonsle did an overarching ground reportage, spending weeks in Gorakhpur and it’s adjoining areas to showcase the apathy and collapse of a public health care system that allowed Gorakhpur to become a graveyard of young children.

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