1. Gorakhpur BRD hospital tragedy: Yogi Adityanath breaks silence, holds dirtiness responsible for deaths of children

Gorakhpur BRD hospital tragedy: Yogi Adityanath breaks silence, holds dirtiness responsible for deaths of children

The chief minister, who refrained from taking responsibility for the tragedy, held sanitation issues and open defecation as responsible factors for death.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: August 12, 2017 6:20 PM
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Breaking silence over death of 60 children in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that issue of Encephalitis persists in Eastern region of the state since 1978. The chief minister, who refrained from taking responsibility for the tragedy, held sanitation issues and open defecation as responsible factors for death. “Encephalitis bimaari 1978 se hai, purvi UP ka masoom asamay agar kaal ke kaal mien sama rha h iske peeche gandagi, khule mein sauch h, (Encephalitis disease exists since 1978, if innocents from Eastern UP are dying untimely deaths, then issues related to sanitation and open defacation are responsible for it)” Adityanath said. “Swachchta ke prati aam jan maanas ke beech jo jagurukta honi chahiye thi us jagrukta ka abhaav hai, ( There is a lack of awareness amogst common man towards sanitation)” Adityanath added.

Earlier, PMO said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is constantly monitoring the situation and is in touch with central and state authorities, PTI reported. Union Minister Anupriya Patel and Union health secretary will take stock of the situation in Gorakhpur, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said. Earlier on Friday, District Magistrate of Gorakhpur Rajeev Rautela informed media that at least 30 children died in the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College within 48 hours since August 10. Later, state health minister Siddharth Nath Singh said that according to reports from the pediatric department of the college, 60 children had died due to various diseases since August 7.

Watch | UP CM Yogi Adityanath speaking on child deaths in #Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College, says “Encephalitis is a challenge”

Earlier, UP deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said that guilty will not be spared. “Whosoever is found guilty in the tragic and painful incident at Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur will certainly face stringent action,” deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya told reporters. According to a Tweet on account of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister (@CMOfficeUP), Yogi Adityanath has directed that a detailed probe will be conducted into the incident and strict action be ensured.

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    SN Chamaria
    Aug 13, 2017 at 2:26 pm
    What has happened, cannot be undone but we can certainly control such lapse by arresting right from Minister Incharge, secretaries and directors down the hiarchy to the level of operating superintendent in the Hospital. When we do so in case of private hospitals, there should be no liniency and exemption in case of Govt. Hospital. PM has made many experiments. Let him do 100 such experiments to set up example, there will be no more any train accidents, or such deaths in Hospitals or wherever.
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      bola
      Aug 12, 2017 at 11:55 pm
      Those responsible for the murder of innocent babies and children will surely save their hide politically and legally. Such is our experience. But, natural justice will arrive in due course and at that time these characters will have no place to hide.
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        ramesh
        Aug 12, 2017 at 7:44 pm
        what the u r talking about.. Yogi , you and your team is fully responsible.... there is no doubt in that. because the gas supplier intimated and the hospital knows about it. so they still connected the line to patient is ignorance on health hazards and human life or a planned murder and intentional act. So there is no courtesy you deserve in this case and will hold the complete responsibility and the authorities should file case against the Adityanath and his health department on this murder case
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