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Gorakhpur Mishap! Who is responsible? Hospital or Suppliers?

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A total of 60 children lost their lives in the time span of 5 days due to insufficient oxygen supply at Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital. The hospital authorities are accusing the supplier of disrupting the liquid Oxygen's supply.

On the other hand, a media report has claimed that the Lucknow-based firm, which supplies Oxygen cylinders to the hospital was raided on Saturday.

The gas agency though dismissed the accussations thrown by hospital authorities saying "Deaths are not due to oxygen supply cut-off, no one can stop supply like this, we know consequences."

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The government has assured serious actions against all those who are involved in the supposed liquid oxygen supply disruption in the hospital. UP Health Minister Siddharth Singh said, "People responsible for this will not be spared. Quick action will be taken against the ones responsible for this, as it is a very serious issue."

Three more children's lives were claimed today due to the disruption of oxygen supply, which led to a sudden onset inflammation in children's brains, a condition called encephalitis. The families of the children died are blaming the hospital authorities for not providing proper treatment and medication. Apparently, the hospital is supposed to provide free medication but neither the medication nor the facilities are appropriate.

Also Read: 30 Children In UP Hospital Die After Alleged Oxygen Shortage

UP Government tried to defend the hospital authorities post the accussations and has also ordered for a proper report on the incident within 24 hours, assuring proper action against the responsible.

UP Medical Education Minister, Ashutosh Tandon said, "There haven't been any deaths due to lack of oxygen supply. And 'only' seven children have died today. Today three deaths happened in Neonatal ICU, two due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and two due to Non-AES."

Midst all the blame game, it is the families of the children who lost their lives that are suffering.