69 Children Die at Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College in 4 Days
Of the children who died, 10 were admitted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit while 6 were in the paediatric ICU.
Sixty-nine children, including ten infants, have died at the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur since 7 October, according to a report in The Indian Express.
BRD Medical College principal PK Singh told the The Indian Express that 19 children have died in the hospital in the last 24 hours. Out of these, six were suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), and 13 were neonatal deaths.
As many as three dozen patients, mostly affected by encephalitis, were being treated at BRD Medical College. Five patients from Bihar were also being treated there, doctors said.
Officials said that 1,470 patients have been admitted to the BRD Medical College since January this year, adding that a total of 310 have died.
The BRD Medical College hit the headlines earlier in August when 63 children, including infants, died within a span of one week due to disruption of oxygen supply by the vendor.
The FIR was lodged against nine people, including the owner of the oxygen supplying company and the principal of BRD Medical College.
Doctors said the latest deaths did not occur due to lack of oxygen, treatment or anything else but the fact that they were brought to the hospital in a very critical condition.
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