Mass death has caused a lack of oxygen
At least 60 children have died in a hospital of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, which is located in the North of the country. A large part of the victims were newborns or patients with encephalitis.
About it reports BBC News.
For 5 days children died in the hospital a Woman Raghav Das in the district of Gorakhpur. The tragedy happened due to the fact that after the non-payment of accounts in the ventilators have not received the oxygen necessary to maintain life support.
It is noted that only 10 died August 23 is when the child is in the hospital, allegedly had problems with oxygen supply,
The Minister of health of the state of Siddhartha Nath Singh denied that mass death has caused a lack of oxygen. According to him, the hospital recorded 19 to 22 deaths every day for the last three years. He did not specify, whether only children or all of them.
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 many of the patients were in serious condition.
According to media reports, the hospital began to panic, the relatives of the patients helped the health workers to manually maintain artificial respiration. However, to save the children failed.
According to BBC News, many called the event a massacre. The opposition has accused the party of Prime Minister Narendra modi “Bharatiya Janata”, which is in power in Uttar Pradesh. Representatives of the state declared the beginning of investigation.
Note that Uttar Pradesh is one of the poorest States of India. Every year from diseases there are hundreds of children die.
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