Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: Amit Shah says guilty will be taken to task; BJP committed to the development of poor

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New Delhi | Updated: August 14, 2017 4:54:28 PM

Shah told CNN-News 18 that the guilty will be taken to task in the matter and that BJP remains committed to serving the poor in the country.

BJP, Amit Shah, gorakhpur, amit shah gorakhpur, gorakhpur amit shahShah told CNN-News 18 that the guilty will be taken to task in the matter and that BJP remains committed to serving the poor in the country. (PTI)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Monday gave a statement to the media on the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy, which left more than 60 children dead. Shah told CNN-News 18 that the guilty will be taken to task in the matter and that BJP remains committed to serving the poor in the country. Terming the tragedy as an ‘accident’, Shah said that his party’s intent to serve poor can’t be questioned.

Earlier in the day, the tragedy that had hit Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College hospital continued as another child succumbed to encephalitis on Sunday, taking the death toll to over 60. 11 children died on Saturday and until Friday the death toll stood at over 60, Indian Express reported. According to data procured from the BRD hospital, in five days – from August 7 to August 11, a total of 60 deaths occurred in the hospital.

Earlier in the day, Police said that no case has been registered so far in the absence of a formal complaint. The state government headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had on August 12 ordered an official inquiry by the chief secretary and suspended the principal of the Medical College Hospital Rajiv Mishra.

On Saturday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath warned of “exemplary” action against those found responsible for the horrifying tragedy amid calls for his resignation, PTI reported. Meanwhile, Centre also stepped in and announced the setting up of a regional medical centre at a cost of Rs 85 crore in Gorakhpur for conducting research on ailments that afflict children.

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