Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: 60 kids die in five days, 9 the day Yogi Adityanath came visiting

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    Bornubus Dogra Rule 1846-1949 Senior Member

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    Gorakhpur District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela said: “No death in BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur, has taken place due to shortage of oxygen supply. Only seven deaths have taken place at the BRD Medical College today and these were due to different medical reasons.”
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    Written by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Updated: August 12, 2017 11:17 am
    [​IMG]Gorakhpur deaths: Nine children had died on the day the CM had visited the hospital. (Source: Express Photos by Vishal Srivastav)
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    At least 60 children have died over five days at the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital in Gorakhpur, prompting the Uttar Pradesh government to order a magisterial inquiry into the incident. The deaths are being blamed on infections and possible disruption of oxygen supply in the paediatrics ward but the hospital and district administration have rejected oxygen shortage as a reason.

    Incidentally, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had visited the medical college two days ago — it falls in his Lok Sabha constituency — and inspected the paediatric ward. He had also inaugurated a ten-bed ICU, a six-bed Critical Care Unit and visited a ward meant for children infected with Japanese encephalitis virus, and cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).

    A report Friday from the BRD Medical College gave a break-up of the 60 deaths since August 7 under categories listed as NICU (neonatal intensive care unit ), AES, non-AES:

    August 7: 9 (4 NICU, 2 AES, 3 non-AES)

    August 8: 12 (7 NICU, 3 AES, 2 non-AES)

    August 9: 9 (6 NICU, 2 AES, 1 non-AES)

    August 10: 23 (14 NICU, 3 AES, 6 non-AES)

    August 11: 7 (3 NICU, 2 AES, 2 non-AES)

    [​IMG]The government denied that any of the deaths had been caused due to shortage of oxygen since the hospital had made arrangements. (Source: Express Photos by Vishal Srivastav)
    The government denied that any of the deaths had been caused due to shortage of oxygen since the hospital had made arrangements.

    Gorakhpur District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela said: “No death in BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur, has taken place due to shortage of oxygen supply. Only seven deaths have taken place at the BRD Medical College today and these were due to different medical reasons.”

    “As far as the complaint regarding non-payment of dues to the company supplying the oxygen is concerned, it is a matter of inquiry. But there was existing alternative arrangement of 50 oxygen cylinders which was being used, so there was no shortage of oxygen,” he said.

    [​IMG]A baby’s body is carried out at Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur during the last 48 hours. (Source: Express photo by K Sangam)
    In Pictures | Gorakhpur hospital deaths: 60 children die in past five days due to lack of oxygen supply Click here

    He said arrangements for more oxygen cylinders were being made from an adjoining district. “We are going to conduct an inquiry, the results will be out within the next 24 hours and action will be taken accordingly.”

    (Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh told PTI: “The deaths of children were very unfortunate and the government will set up an inquiry committee to ascertain if any lapse has been there. If anyone is found guilty, he will be made accountable.”)

    In New Delhi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said her heart goes out to the families of the innocent children “who fell prey to gross negligence and incorrigible misconduct on the part of the authorities”. She urged the UP government to take “immediate cognizance of the crime and culprits” and said persons responsible for this neglect must be brought to book.



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    [​IMG]Congress president Sonia Gandhi said her heart goes out to the families of the innocent children “who fell prey to gross negligence and incorrigible misconduct on the part of the authorities”. (Source: Express Photos by Vishal Srivastav)
    Senior Congress leaders including Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, UP Congress president Raj Babbar, Rajya Sabha members Pramod Tiwari and Sanjay Singh are reaching Gorakhpur Saturday morning to visit the medical college and meet families of the dead children.

    Former Chief Minister and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav held the state government responsible for the deaths and demanded strict action and compensation of Rs 20 lakh to the kin of each child. Kamlesh Paswan, BJP MP from Bansgaon, was camping at the medical college. He said the Chief Minister was in touch with him and district officials.

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    Monitoring Gorakhpur, Top Officials There, Says Yogi Adityanath: 10 Points



    Monitoring Gorakhpur, Top Officials There, Says Yogi Adityanath: 10 Points
    Baba Raghav Das Medical College, where 63 children have died in five days, is the biggest hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's home turf
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    an inquiry has been ordered that will probe if there was lapse on part of the oxygen vendor.
    • Earlier today the chief of the Baba Raghav Das Medical College, Gorakhpur's biggest hospital, was suspended. The Chief Minister, who has represented Gorakhpur in parliament for nearly 20 years, had visited the state-run hospital on Wednesday.
    • The government has admitted that for two hours on Thursday night, the hospital with over 800 beds was operating without any supply of oxygen. However, officials said, no deaths had occurred during the time.
    • Raids were conducted at the Lucknow-based firm that supplied oxygen to the hospital and had stopped because previous bills were not paid.
    • On Thursday morning, employees who handle the storage plant at the hospital from where oxygen is piped, wrote to the Chief Medical Officer informing him that the stock of liquid oxygen was limited and would last only till that evening. At around 11:30 pm on Thursday, the oxygen ran out. Fresh cylinders were brought in at around 1:30 am on Friday.
    • 23 children died at the hospital on Thursday, 14 of them in the neo-natal ward, where premature newborns are kept. While nine children died the previous day when the Chief Minister visited, nine on Monday, 12 on Tuesday and seven on Friday, according to the hospital.
    • Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and others visited the hospital and demanded the resignation of UP's health minister. "Heart-wrenching incident. Saddened by children's death. This happened due to state government's carelessness," Mr Azad told reporters outside the hospital. Other opposition leaders are also expected to visit the hospital later in the day.
    • "Families of the dead were sent off with the bodies, they did not even do autopsies... extremely unfortunate," former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav alleged in a tweet.
    • "I am pained beyond words," said Congress President Sonia Gandhi, while her son and deputy Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "Deeply pained. My thoughts are with the families of the victims. BJP government is responsible and should punish the negligent who caused this tragedy."
    • On his visit this week, Chief Minister Adityanath had inaugurated 10-bed ICU, a six-bed Critical Care Unit facility at the hospital, which gets a large number of encephalitis patients. Thousands have died of encephalitis in Gorakhpur since the first case was discovered in the 1970s.
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    Extremely saddening.Its no less than massacre.



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    I hope heads responsible for this massacre roll, regardless of their post. This is not an accident, this is murder.
     
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    Extreme incompetence of these hospitals and doctors is a criminal offence.
    They take things for granted.
     
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    Its not hospital but a slaughterhouse. If this would've happened in another country entire gov would be changed but this is India so nothing will happen. Few days of headline news and then everything back to usual.

    Pathetic to see Yogi's inaction on this. Couldn't he find time to visit hospital on first day and give order to immediately shift children to other hospitals? Between 7th to 11th they did nothing and let 10s of children died daily in that slaughter house. Pathetic!

    My heart filled sympathy goes to all families who were effected by this.

    PS: I am waiting for blind bhakts to defend Yogi just like they were defending that stalker/rapist from Hariyana.
     
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    They came for a press conference in surgical gear.

    I think it is about time we go full capitalist, downsize all government jobs.
     
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    This kind of stuff has been happening in Gorakhpur for a long time...

    Yogi Adityanath, when he was MP, would always write about the healthcare situation there.

    Healthcare has to be completely privatized in India.
     
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    That would create different kinds of problems. The private hospitals would charge hefty medical fees which the poor people in the pictures above would not be able to afford.

    Infact the real reason for the tragedy is the overpopulated UP state(especially UP muslims,dalits) and the overburdening of our hospitals. Most govt hospitals in Kolkata like SSKM,Calcutta Medical,National College etc are extremely unclean and stink. I had visited them with my friends who study there and have seen the pitiful conditions of those places.

    The rich elite of Kolkata prefer private hospitals like Appolo rather than visiting the govt hospitals like the hoi polloi.

    P.S. There was an article in a Bengali newspaper about a elderly patient`s eye being gouged out by a cat in the govt hospital.
     
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    63 kids are dead because of gross negligence and incompetence of the UP government. I think yogi should resign.
     
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    I disagree with you. If we have a freer market system, with less government interference, ie get rid of the Socialist model of healthcare in India, we will see much better results and far greater availability of healthcare. Private hospitals will price themselves so that the maximum number of people will use their services.

    Free markets lower prices, government interference raises them.
     
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    Yogi must resign, How dare he not find a cure for Japanese Encephalitis within 4 months of coming to power. :mad2:
     
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    Healthcare debate is not settled anywhere in the world - Obamacare repeal is turning out not so easy. Even Republican senators are coming under pressure from their constituencies not to repeal Obamacare.
    UK has NHS and European countries and Aussies have some degree of government control in healthcare.
    Less government is good in all matters - but healthcare is tricky.
     
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    There are ethical issues in dealing with healthcare which are not present when dealing with other sectors which makes healthcare tricky. Healthcare is a fundamental right like availability of food and water.
     
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    This is not due to japense Encephalitis, this was due to a lack of oxygen supply because the hospital didn't pay for it. It is an administrative fault. Fault is too small a word. Administrative murder.
     
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    And the more this issue is politicised more the chances that the real rats behind this will get away. Every fucking employee of that hospital has to be jailed. Not suspended, not transferred and not terminated. Jailed.

    And then the entire cabinet, including the CM must resign and be investigated.
     
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    Sure, the government can still foot the bill, but the hospitals should be privately owned. The costs would be massive, but there is no other option. As long as sarkari naukris are for life, public sector will continue to be this rotten. @gekko suggested organ harvesting illegal immigrants once, right now organ harvesting everyone responsible for this seems like a good idea.
     
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    I think it will be counter productive if the CM resigns. He can't be expected to be monitoring every single hospital's every single inventory purchases in a state of 200 million people. But someone in the administration did have the responsibility to make sure that that particular hospital was stocked with oxygen, and failed to do so. That individual, or set of individuals must be given either life in prison, or the noose.
     
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    you dumbass, did you not read the article or did you go into rage mode just by reading the thread title as the op intended.
     
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    Hing yaak madati anna.

    It's not a matter of choice, they are doing it to everyone. Just ask anyone who's had a relative admitted to the hospital. It's not just about government hospitals, it's a deliberate protocol. If the patient is a child, they will recommend medicines which are not required and tell you to deposit them with the nurse so that she can administer them at the appropriate time. Most of the medicines are not even related to the disease, they just make you pay for it and keep the medicines for themselves and sell it to others.

    When one of our little ones was admitted, they kept asking for blood. They said that if the hospital provides blood then it will cost so and so otherwise we can give you the phone number of a blood bank, you can buy it from there. We kept buying and giving the blood packets to them, eventually, in a span of a week, we had given them the equivalent of 10X the kids weight in blood but they hadn't used it. When we inquired, they said that it is being stored in the hospital 'just in case'.

    If it's a 40+ patient then they claim that the patient is in coma and try to squeeze all your money through ICU bills. Once they realize that you have run out of money, they ask the person to remove the patient from the ventilator to make way for other patients.

    Organ harvesting in Indian hospitals is the default mode of operation for all dead people, using the procedural cover of a postmortem as an excuse. Once they tear up a body, no one is going to verify if they have put all the organs back or not. Recently people have started waking up to this scam so the hospitals pooled their money together and ran a massive advertising campaign for voluntary organ donation, because their involuntary theft was not possible.

    It's not for nothing that patients beat the shit out of doctors in India. It's not a one off thing to have a bad experience here. All of us who have gone to a doctor for a serious ailment have had our hands burned, every single time. When patients beat up doctors, it's a culmination of all the frustration from all the bad experience their relatives have had.

    The most insensitive move from the doctors was when they asked for a permanent police chowki in every hospital to protect the doctors. For so many years, these doctors have made accident victims run from pillar to post to get a police FIR first, before admitting them, and so many patients have died as a result. Never once has any doctor or an association of doctors recommended a police chowki to be built in hospitals to speed up the FIR registering process for the benefit of accident victims. But one doctor gets a scratch and suddenly they want police deployed? this itself shows that these people don't care about their patients. They are vultures who have monopolized a profession which is critical to human survival and they are making us pay for it. They are not interested in saving anyone.

    This applies to both, public and private hospitals.
     
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