Gorakhpur hospital tragdy: The plea had sought SIT probe in the matter. The Chief Justice of India (CJI) while hearing plea asked the petitioner to approach High Court. The apex court also said that UP CM Yogi Adityanath personally taking interest in the incident.
In a major development in Gorakhpur hospital tragedy case, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to take suo moto cognizance of incidents of children’s deaths in BRD hospital. The plea had sought SIT probe in the matter. The Chief Justice of India (CJI) while hearing plea asked the petitioner to approach High Court. The apex court also said that UP CM Yogi Adityanath personally taking interest in the incident. Tragedy continued to descend upon Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College hospital, as another child succumbed to encephalitis on Sunday, taking the death toll over 70. 11 children died on Saturday and until Friday the death toll stood at 60. 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. The procured data also shows the number of oxygen cylinders sent for refilling each day, showing a clear shortage of liquid oxygen.
Here are all the updates:-
8.30 pm: The former chief minister visited two villages and met three families who lost their children.
Meanwhile, the NHRC has sent a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over the deaths, observing that it indicated “gross callousness” on part of the health administration.
7.45 pm: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) asked the state’s chief secretary to submit a detailed report in four weeks about steps initiated for relief and rehabilitation of the affected families as well as action taken against those found guilty.
7.30 pm: Moved by the Gorakhpur tragedy, BJP Lok Sabha member Varun Gandhi today pledged Rs 5 crore from his MP local area development fund to build a state-of-the-art paediatric wing in Sultanpur district hospital. “The human tragedy in Gorakhpur has left me jolted,” he said.
7.15 pm: While grieving the terrible loss of lives of children, the incident must “act as an impetus” to take actions that serve as a deterrent, the Sultanpur MP said in a statement.
6.58 pm: Karwahi toh hona bahut zaroori hai ki aage yeh dobara na ho: Ramkrishan Gupta, Father
6.30 pm: UttarPradesh Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav visited family of a victim in #Gorakhpur’s Belwar village
6.00 pm: We are looking for permanent solutions to flood-related problems; received complaints about few officials will take action: UP CM in Gonda
4.30 pm: Congress sarkaron mein bhi aise haadse hue hain, aise samay pe rajneeti nahi karte: BJP President Amit Shah
3.45 pm: The BJP chief 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.
3.40 pm: Terming the tragedy as an ‘accident’, Shah said that his party’s intent to serve poor can’t be questioned.
3.30 pm: 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.
03:10 PM: It’s a man-made tragedy; A judicial inquiry should be constituted, culpability of the crime begins with the UP CM says Sitaram Yechury
02:45 PM: NHRC sends notice to Uttar Pradesh Government over the tragic death of children in Gorakhpur based BRD hospital.
02:35 PM: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) seeks detailed report on the death of 63 children, as per CNN News18
02:10 PM: Earlier on August 13, BSP chief Mayawati termed as “irresponsible” Singh’s remarks that “many children die” in the month of August every year at the Gorakhpur-based state-run hospital.
01:50 PM: The incident sparked a national outcry, with opposition parties demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
01:40 PM: Samajwadi Party students’ wing on Sunday hurled tomatoes and eggs at the local residence of Uttar Pradesh health minister Siddharth Nath
Singh, in protest against the deaths of children at a hospital in Gorakhpur.
01:20 PM: The Supreme Court bench comprising of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud asked the lawyer, who mentioned the UP hospital tragedy issue before it, to approach the Allahabad High Court with his grievances.
01:10 PM: The state government had on August 12 ordered an official inquiry by the chief secretary and suspended the principal of the Medical College Hospital Rajiv Mishra.
01:00 PM: Over 60 children have reportedly died at BRD Medical College Hospital since August 7, many for want of oxygen whose supply was disrupted after bills were not paid to the vendor. At least 30 children were reported dead in the last two days alone. Many of the victims were infants who perished in the neo-natal intensive care unit.
12:50 PM: Meanwhile, the Gorakhpur airport has been closed for now, all flights for/from cancelled as runway gets flooded with water.
12:45 PM: Don’t want to make personal comments on any doctor. Probe is on & whosoever be the culprit, won’t be spared says KP Maurya while talking about Dr. Kafeel Khan
12:40 PM: He added, “Deceased can’t be brought back but our sympathies are with them and we stand with them in this hour of sadness.”
12:35 PM: Govt concerned and taking necessary steps. Culprits won’t be spared. Arrangements being made that it isn’t repeated: KP Maurya, Dy CM
12:00 PM CJI while hearing plea asked petitioner to approach HC and said “UP CM personally taking interest”, reports ANI
11:50 AM Supreme Court asked the petitioner to approach High court, reports ANI
11:40 AM Supreme Court declines to take Suo moto cognizance of incidents of children deaths in Gorakhpur hospital; plea also sought SIT probe in matter, news agency ANI reported