61 more children have died at Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College in last three days. According to Hospital administration the latest deaths were due to various ailments, including encephalitis, pneumonia, sepsis and health complexities in newborns.
Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College is in news once again. This time 61 children have died in last 72 hour. Earlier college faced criticism on social media and in news for deaths 30 children within 48 hours due to lack of oxygen supply. Allegedly it was said resistance in oxygen supply due to pending payments to the supplier took a total of 60 infants to death admitted to the hospital in a span of 48 hours.
After the incident happened on August 10 and 11, the state government has increased the strength of doctors and paramedical staff in the hospital. A large number of infected children admitted due to heavy rainfall and floods in nearby areas. Right now wards are tightly packed and conditions on the stage that three or four children are adjusted on one bed.
A total of 61 deaths were recorded last 72 hours at the hospital. In which 25 died in neonatal intensive care unit (NNICU), 11 died in the encephalitis ward and 25 died in the general pediatric ward
Now at this time Hospital doctors said that the latest deaths were due to various ailments, pneumonia, sepsis, including encephalitis and health complexities in newborns etc.
Hospital doctors said in the coming day’s number of deaths may increase by some more deaths as floods, heavy rainfall and water-logging which allowed to foster the spread of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES).
According to a news reporter BRD Medical College principal Dr P K Singh did not respond to calls. Dr R N Singh, a paediatrician in BRD Medical College said on Tuesday that “First insufficient homework was done to control the outspread of AES in January, and thereafter the entire machinery remained busy in the UP elections.”
“Secondly, heavy monsoon also accounts for a large number of cases among children,” Dr. R N Singh added. He also said that measures like fogging to kill mosquitoes (JE host), vaccination, de-silting and chlorination of water were not done in time.
Earlier Case of 36 Deaths
Earlier college was in news for deaths of 30 children within 48 hours due to lack of oxygen supply. Allegedly it was said resistance in oxygen supply due to pending payments to the supplier took a total of 60 infants to death admitted to the hospital in a span of 48 hours.
The Special committee set by and under supervision of Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has submitted its report to the Uttar Pradesh government on 22nd August. It was formed on 12th August 2017 to probe the reality of the incident happened in BRD Medical college. BRD Medical college in news for deaths of children due to oxygen supply. For instance incident sought irresponsibility of medical college, oxygen supplier and state government.
The probing committee was headed by chief secretary Mr. Rajive Kumar. Committee submitted its official report to the government on 22nd August evening. Mr. Ashutosh Tandon, U.P. Medical Education Minister had said that strict action would be taken against those who found guilty in the report.
At the same time for now government had suspended the college principal Dr. Rajiv Mishra in his first action.
In a report of three-member committee formed by Indian Medical Association (IMA) has blamed the administration, and said no alert was issued for shortage of oxygen.
Hospital Officials are saying the children had died due to different illnesses, including Japanese Encephalitis and there was no shortage of oxygen. In a public statement hospital doctors casually said, it happens every year but this time numbers of death are high.