Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who on Sunday visited the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, where over 30 children had died in 36 hours last week, along with Union health minister J.P. Nadda, warned of “exemplary” action against all those found responsible for the horrifying tragedy amid Opposition calls for his resignation.
Talking to reporters after visiting the hospital, the CM said: “We are waiting for the report of the committee constituted by our government. We request everyone to wait for that report. If any death takes place, not only in Gorakhpur but in the entire state, due to negligence of the hospital or staff, the government will take strong action those responsible. No one will be spared.” The CM turned emotional and said, “This is sensitivity, and not politics.”
He promised that his government would take such action against the guilty that it would prove to be a deterrent for others. The CM said action would also be taken against government doctors found indulging in private practice. Yogi Adityanath said he had instructed doctors at the medical college at allow media into hospital wards.
Meanwhile, the parents of a baby girl who died on August 10 told reporters on Sunday that the oxygen level at the BRD Medical College Hospital were alarmingly low. Ajay Shukla, the father of Sarika Shukla, who was only 17 days old when she died around 5 pm on August 10, said oxygen levels were low two days before the deaths took place.