Farrukhabad turns into another Gorakhpur | 49 children die

District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar said that a magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the incident. He also stated that the magistrate’s office had sent over 19 notices to the hospital authorities but they went unheeded

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 4 Sep 2017 5:47 AM GMT

Farrukhabad turns into another Gorakhpur | 49 children die
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Farrukhabad: It what could be called as repetition of the Gorakhpur tragedy, as many as 49 children have died within a month in a government hospital in Farrukhabad allegedly due to lack of oxygen.

According to the reports, 30 children died in the sick newly-born care unit (SNCU) of the hospital alone while, 19 others died at the time of delivery or soon after delivery at the hospital.

District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar said that a magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the incident. He also stated that the magistrate’s office had sent over 19 notices to the hospital authorities but they went unheeded.

The SNCU in-charge, Dr Kailash Kumar, however, has given numerous reasons for the death, ranging from children born prematurely to being underweight for the death of children.

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An FIR has also been lodged against the hospital authorities into the case.

It could be recalled that Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College had had witnessed the same case of more than 60 children, mostly infants, dying at the hospital within the span of a week, reportedly due to encephalitis and lack of oxygen, in August last.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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