Gorakhpur tragedy: Yogi calls meeting of cabinet ministers, PM monitoring situation

Rahul Sonia Gandhi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that a magisterial inquiry has been ordered and a committee has been formed to look into the Gorakhpur tragedy.+. An expert team will also be leaving for Gorakhpur on Saturday.

When APN asked a BJP minister KK Shukla about who is responsible for the death of children?

Previous UP boss pastor Akhilesh Yadav reprimanded the state government for the passings and requested remuneration for the family of the youngsters.

"In my view, this is a clear case of corruption and negligence, and whosoever is found guilty in the tragic incident will certainly face stringent action", he added.

"Issues like tiranga (tricolour), vande mataram, madarsa, anti-romeo squads - which divert the attention of the people - are of more importance to them", she said.

Ashutosh Tandon, Medical Education Minister, announced the suspension of the principal in a press conference held after taking stock of the situation in Gorakhpur hospital.

As many as 64 lives have been lost so far due to alleged disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen in the hospital, to which Opposition has demanded the resignation of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Siddharth Nath Singh, blaming the state government for its sheer failure in providing proper medical facilities to the patients in time. Groups of kids at BRD Medical College have affirmed disparity in treatment and have said that they are purchasing nourishment and medication from outside, as per ANI.


The shortage of oxygen allegedly led to encephalitis, which is a sudden onset inflammation of the brain, following which the children died.

BJP MLC Devendra Pratap Singh also wrote a letter to the Chief Minister, urging him to visit his constituency and take stock of the situation.

Over 30 children died in the state-run BRD Medical College during the last 48 hours.

Gorakhpur's region officer Rajeev Rautela said that no passings have occurred in the medicinal school because of absence of oxygen supply.

Dr Rajiv Misra, the principal of BRD Medical College, was also suspended on Saturday for "negligent behaviour".

Meanwhile, according to data procured from the BRD hospital, in past five days - from August 7 to August 11, a total of 60 deaths have occurred in the hospital.

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