India 'Not Hospital, Slaughterhouse': Man Who Lost 4-Day-Old Son In Gorakhpur Tragedy

08:35  13 august  2017
08:35  13 august  2017 Source:   NDTV

Gorakhpur tragedy: Child after child collapsed as doctors tried to get oxygen supply back on

  Gorakhpur tragedy: Child after child collapsed as doctors tried to get oxygen supply back on At least 30 children died in 48 hours Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College amid allegations that a private contractor stopped supplying oxygen cylinders over a payment dispute. Even as 90 jumbo oxygen cylinders were pressed into service to maintain the supply on Friday, the hospital ran out of oxygen around 1 am.

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GORAKHPUR: Sri Kishan Gupta rushed his baby, all of four days old, to Gorakhpur's biggest hospital when he fell ill on Thursday morning. Doctors admitted the baby to the intensive care unit for newborns but told the father there were no spare ventilators that his son needed.

"For five four-hours, I used a manual resuscitator," the father said, convinced that the doctors did not offer a ventilator because of the oxygen shortage.

His baby, too young to have a name, did not survive.

Gorakhpur tragedy: Child after child collapsed as doctors tried to get oxygen supply back on

  Gorakhpur tragedy: Child after child collapsed as doctors tried to get oxygen supply back on At least 30 children died in 48 hours Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College amid allegations that a private contractor stopped supplying oxygen cylinders over a payment dispute. Even as 90 jumbo oxygen cylinders were pressed into service to maintain the supply on Friday, the hospital ran out of oxygen around 1 am.

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The infant was among the 30 children including infants to have died between Thursday and Friday at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College that has also hit the headlines for an acute shortage of liquid oxygen.

  'Not Hospital, Slaughterhouse': Man Who Lost 4-Day-Old Son In Gorakhpur Tragedy © AP Photo

The deaths have drawn sharp reactions from not just the opposition but prominent child rights activist and Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi as well. "This is not a tragedy. It's a massacre. Is this what 70 years of freedom means for our children?" he tweeted, seeking Chief Minister Adityanath's "decisive intervention".

As pressure mounted on the government, Chief Minister Adityanath in Lucknow dispatched health minister Siddharth Nath Singh and medical education minister Ashutosh Tandon to Gorakhpur, the Lok Sabha constituency that Yogi Adityanath has represented in Lok Sabha for nearly two decades.

Gorakhpur tragedy: Child after child collapsed as doctors tried to get oxygen supply back on

  Gorakhpur tragedy: Child after child collapsed as doctors tried to get oxygen supply back on At least 30 children died in 48 hours Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College amid allegations that a private contractor stopped supplying oxygen cylinders over a payment dispute. Even as 90 jumbo oxygen cylinders were pressed into service to maintain the supply on Friday, the hospital ran out of oxygen around 1 am.

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It is an intervention that has come too late for Sri Kishan Gupta. Sitting outside his home 25 km from the hospital, the father recalls the chaotic scenes that he saw in the intensive care unit, and other children losing their lives as well.

"It is not a medical college, it is more like a slaughterhouse," Sri Kishan Gupta told NDTV, complaining that hospital staffers did not even appear to be making sincere efforts to save the children anyways.  "I saw two children (bodies) being taken out," he said.

According to hospital records, nine children had died in a span of six hours on Thursday evening and 14 had already died in the first half of the day.

The state government has insisted that it was just a coincidence that a spike in deaths had taken place on the same day that the oxygen was running low on oxygen cylinders.

Gorakhpur tragedy: It's a mass murder, acche din only for rich, says BJP ally Shiv Sena .
<p>The Shiv Sena has slammed the Centre over the deaths of over 60 children at a Uttar Pradesh government-run hospital.</p>Coming down heavily on its ally, BJP, the Shiv Sena asserted that despite a change in the government at the Centre, 'achhe din' hasn't come for the poor.

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