CM Yogi Adityanath said he has ordered an inquiry and has promised “strict action against those found responsible.” He has rushed two top ministers, including health minister Sidharth Nath Singh to Gorakhpur.
Sixty children, including many newborn babies, have died in the last five days at a hospital in Gorakhpur, Yogi Adityanath’s parliamentary constituency. 23 died on Thursday.
That same night, a report shows, oxygen supply at the hospital dipped to a critical low. The hospital report records that 300 extra oxygen cylinders were received late on Friday evening from Faizabad.
23 Children died at the hospital on Thursday, 14 of them in the neo-natal ward, where premature newborns are kept.
While nine children died the previous day when the Chief Minister visited, nine on Monday, 12 on Tuesday and 7 on Friday, according to the hospital.