Lucknow : Terming the death of infants in Gorakhpur as an outcome of the Uttar Pradesh government’s “gross criminal negligence”, the Opposition SP and the BSP on Saturday demanded a high-level inquiry into the incident. The Congress, too, joined the chorus.
The Congress on Saturday sent some of its top notch leaders from Delhi to Gorakhpur to study the situation. The SP and the BSP will also send its leaders to the hospital.
“As many as 60 children have died in a government hospital in the last six-seven days. This is an example of gross criminal negligence of the BJP government,” BSP chief Mayawati said.
Blaming the Yogi Adityanath government for the tragedy, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav claimed that a shortage of oxygen supply in the hospital led to it. “The company supplying oxygen had informed the principal (of Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital) that it would stop the supply if payment was not made and the government must be aware that the deaths have been caused due to a shortage of oxygen,” he said.