Guilty won’t be spared in kid deaths: Yogi Adityanath

Mumbai: Facing public anger, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday visited the hospital here where over 60 children died in five days and said anyone found guilty of negligence would not be spared.

Flanked by Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda, who accompanied him on a tour of the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College, the CM said they are waiting for a report of the probe committee set up by the government.

“I have formed a high-level committee under the supervision of the chief secretary and a thorough probe has been ordered to check the cause of the deaths in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) and the supply of oxygen,” he said.

“Let the report of the committee come… I want to assure you all that not only in Gorakhpur but in any government hospital if there has been any lapse then we will take strict action after the BRD hospital tragedy,” he said.

Yogi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended every possible aid to the state government after he briefed him about the situation at the BRD Medical College Hospital.

“The Prime Minister is very concerned. Centre is providing all help to the state government and a team of doctors has flown in from Delhi to Gorakhpur and they are camping here,” he said.

Adityanath also sought the Centre’s help to set up a virology research centre in the eastern part of the state to fight vector borne diseases like encephalitis, which claim several lives each year.

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