Raipur: Three children died on Sunday allegedly due to lack of oxygen supply at Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital in Chhattisgarh's Raipur city, an allegation refuted by the hospital authorities.
R Prasanna, Director, Health Services, told ANI that the children died due to illness.
“Yesterday there was a drop in oxygen pressure, there was no cut in oxygen supply. CMO & Supt. immediately intervened, sorted the issue. Deaths of children are due to illness, information will be shared shortly,” Prasanna told ANI.
CMO & Supt. immediately intervened, sorted the issue. Death of children are due to illness, information will be shared shortly: R Prasanna— ANI (@ANI) August 21, 2017
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Raman Singh has ordered a probe into the death of the three children.
#Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh orders probe into death of 3 children in Raipur's BR Ambedkar Hospital due to lack of oxygen supply, last night— ANI (@ANI) August 21, 2017
The deaths in Raipur comes days after more than 70 children were killed under similar circumstances at Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
While more than 60 children died due to alleged disruption in liquid oxygen supply at the hospital, the rest of them died due to encephalitis....