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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 11:09
Supply of liquid oxygen disrupted over payment issue, 42 children die at Uttar Pradesh hospital
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Forty two children died over two days until Tuesday (29) at Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College and hospital’s neo-natal intensive care unit and paediatric intensive care unit).

A large number of children admitted at ICU for encephalitis treatment and at least 30 children lost their lives due to encephalitis in last 48 hours after supply of liquid oxygen was disrupted yesterday due to pending payment.

Top officials at the hospital said seven children were suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome.

The others, the official said, died of other diseases.

The news coincided with former BRD Medical College principal Dr Rajeev Mishra, and his wife Purnima Shukla arrest from Kanpur in connection with the death of over 60 children admitted between August 7 and 11, some of them allegedly due to lack of oxygen.

Mishra and Shukla, the latter is senior homeopathic medical officer at Government Homeopathic Hospital at Gola, Gorakhpur, had been suspended earlier. They were among nine people booked in the case.

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