Gorakhpur, August 12: Opposition has blasted out at Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh after 63 people that also included over 30 children died at the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) hospital in Gorakhpur due to alleged oxygen shortage as the hospital failed to pay a bill of over Rs 65 lakh. The incident took place two days after UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath visited the hospital to review the functioning. Notably, the government till now is stern on its stand that the reason behind the deaths is lack of oxygen with the hospital.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad blamed the carelessness of BJP government in UP saying,” Saddened by heart-wrenching incident. This happened due to state govt’s carelessness.” He also asked Health Minister, Minister of Technical and Medical Education and UP CM to take responsibility in the incident and resign.
Speaking in the same note, former Union Minister and Congress leader Manish Tewari asked for the resignation of UP Health Minister and UP CM.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was deeply pained by the incident. “My thoughts are with the families of the victims. BJP govt is responsible and should punish the negligent, who caused this tragedy,” tweeted office of Rahul Gandhi on Friday.
Former CM of UP- Akhilesh Yadav said that government is not revealing the truth and hence, a delegation from SP will go to BRD Medical College to see the situation and inform government and party. Akhilesh clearly stated that state government is not doing its duty, just busy in hounding SP workers. “Government trying to run away from responsibilities that’s why it is saying that opposition is politicising the situation,” added 44-year-old Yadav.
Rajya Sabha member from SP, Ram Gopal Yadav speaking to ANI stated: “Parents of children who died must get compensation and free medicine must be provided to poor families across UP.”
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BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday held the BJP government responsible for the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy. She claimed to have constituted a three-member team who will take stock of situation at the hospital.
Earlier in the day, member of BSP, Sudhindra Bhadoria launched a scathing attack on Adityanath government saying he must quit on moral grounds. ” Hope he (Yogi Adityanath) has enough shame in him to go and regret to the parents & quit on moral grounds,” said Bhadoria.
“Matter of great shame for UP CM. If there’s any morality in govt he should quit and go, for such disaster has happened,” added BSP member.
Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi expressed his outrage at the death of over 63 children. He said it was not a tragedy but a clear case of massacre. ” Is this what 70 years of freedom means for our children?” wrote Satyarthi on Twitter.
- Heavy police has been deployed outside BRD hospital to ensure peace.
- As per the agency, the children haven’t died due to lack of oxygen. HR Meenu Walia of the gas agency said that no one can stop supply like it as everyone is aware of the consequences.
- Raids have been conducted at Pushpa gas agency.
- UP CM has initiated an enquiry into the matter and asked cabinet minister Ashutosh Tandon to give him a detailed report.
- UP minister Ashutosh Tandon and Siddharth Nath Singh have held a meeting with BRD Medical College authorities.