Gorakhpur hospital oxygen case compelled Udaipur kids to protest against the death of several kids. Children took to roads demanding immediate attention in this case.
Lack of oxygen cylinders in Gorakhpur hospital in the state of Uttar Pradesh resulted in painful deaths of several children. Death of innocents has agonized not just the parents but the whole nation. Various children in Udaipur took to roads protesting against these deaths. They demanded protection with a promise from administration that such incidents be not repeated ever again in future. The children carried placards addressing the President of India which was said that the entire episode was due to lapse on part of government.
The children demanded a thorough investigation by judicial committee. They also demanded that hospitals should have enough staff to deal with patients and all facilities should be made available. An increase in budget for health facilities was also asked for. Children seemed very much disturbed by these deaths. They said that such incidents should not happen anywhere. A candle march was carried out by some people demanding strict action against the hospital administration. It was also pointed out that a lot of money is being spent on unnecessary things but the government is negligent towards the lives of innocent children.
More than 70 children died due to lack of oxygen supply in BRD hospital in Gorakhpur on 10th August. Starting on 10 August 2017, 30 children died within the first 48 hours: 17 children in the neo-natal ward, five in the AES (acute encephalitis syndrome) ward and eight in the general ward. The supplier of oxygen to Baba Raghav Das Medical College stopped providing oxygen due to an unpaid debt. The hospital’s principal was suspended on 12 August 2017 by the Government of Uttar Pradesh for “negligent behaviour”.
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