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Gorakhpur hospital chief suspended over children's deaths

Agency | August 12, 2017 06:46 PM

Lucknow,  The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday suspended the Principal of the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur for the deaths of over 60 children.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's office tweeted, quoting Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh, that the principal has been suspended with immediate effect for negligence.

 

Earlier, Adityanath dispatched Singh and Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon to the tragedy-struck town with instructions to "spare none for the tragedy".

Sixty-three children have lost their lives due to encephalitis and reported lack of oxygen supply at the BRD Medical college in five days, of whom many were infants, and 30 of the deaths were reported in the last 48 hours.

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