60 children die in 5 days at Gorakhpur hospital

Seven children reportedly died on Friday

Updated - August 12, 2017 01:50 pm IST

Published - August 12, 2017 12:01 pm IST - Gorakhpur (U.P.)

At least 60 children have lost their lives due to encephalitis in a span of past five days at the hospital of Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College.

Encephalitis is a sudden onset inflammation of the brain. Seven children reportedly died on Friday. The negligence has raised a question over the prevailing infrastructure in the State-run hospitals in Uttar Pradesh.

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