The Gorakhpur tragedy and its aftermath

Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: U.P. government appoints new acting principal for BRD hospital

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. File   | Photo Credit: The Hindu

Sixty children died between August 7 and 11 in BRD Hospital, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. While 30 died in two days (August 10 and 11), allegedly due to lack of oxygen following non-supply of cylinders by the contractor for non-payment of dues, 12 died due to AES (acute encephalitis syndrome) and the remaining due to other causes, the hospital said.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister's office, Narendra Modi is in touch with the Central and State authorities. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is on his way to the hospital.

Here are the latest updates:

New acting principal appointed

A day after sacking BRD Medical College principal R.K. Mishra, the U.P. government has appointed P.K. Singh as the acting principal.

This is in addition to his position as principal of Mahamaya Rajkiya Allopathic Medical College in Ambedkar Nagar.

CM heads to hospital

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is on his way to the Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur, which is also his constituency, following the death of 60 children.

Union Minister for Health J.P. Nadda will accompany Mr. Adityanath, said U.P. Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh.

Mr. Singh and State Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon visited the hospital on Saturday and submitted their report to the Chief Minister.

Emergency meet

Mr. Adityanath held an emergency meet on Saturday evening with Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel  and the two Cabinet Ministers — Mr. Singh and Mr. Tandon.

Ms. Patel and the Health Secretary were scheduled to visit the hospital on Sunday to take stock of the situation, following a directive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Apr 21, 2021 10:19:00 AM |

In This Package
Gorakhpur deaths: Oxygen supplier arrested
Sharp drop in B.R.D. hospital deaths in 2017: Uttar Pradesh govt. data
UP police 'apprehends' Dr. Kafeel Khan from Gorakhpur
290 children died at BRD Medical College this month, says principal
Death of children in Gorakhpur hospital: file response to plea, High Court tells UP government
Crisis-hit Gorakhpur hospital staggers under patient load
Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Born after eight-year wait, dead in eight days
Adityanath blames lack of hygiene for death of children in Gorakhpur hospital
SC refuses to take cognisance of Gorakhpur hospital tragedy
Former oxygen supplier questions U.P. govt for terminating contract
Japanese Encephalitis in Gorakhpur: A deadly disease explained
Order has returned to Gorakhpur hospital after Yogi Adityanath visit, say kin of patients
Gorakhpur tragedy: CM Adityanath raised caution flag during previous visits
Congress calls Gorakhpur deaths ‘murder’, asks Yogi Adityanath to step down
Ahead of Yogi Adityanath’s visit Gorakhpur hospital gets a makeover
Guilty will not be spared: U.P. CM
60 children die in five days in Gorakhpur hospital
Gorakhpur deaths: Uttar Pradesh government admits cut in oxygen supply
At Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College, life goes on
You are reading
Yogi Adityanath
Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: U.P. government appoints new acting principal for BRD hospital
30 children die in Gorakhpur hospital
An infant under treatment at the government-run BRD Hospital in Gorakhpur.
Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Adityanath warns guilty of action
Death of children: Gorakhpur medical college principal resigns after suspension
Gorakhpur hospital ignored warnings on oxygen supply
Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Modi in touch with U.P. government, says PMO
Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Opposition onslaught on Adityanath government
Next Story