New Delhi, August 17:
In the blame-game which ensued Gorakhpur tragedy, the principal of BRD Medical College and head of anaesthesia were held responsible for the oxygen shortage. As per a report by the District Magistrate, it was the duo responsible for the shortage of oxygen which killed more than 70 children in almost a week.
The deaths in Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College was due to shortage of oxygen, after the central oxygen system ran out of the gas. It was because oxygen dealers refused to sell any more oxygen unless previous bills were paid. This created a crisis in the medical college, with several children in the encephalitis ward.
As per news agency, PTI a Public Interest Litigation was filed in the Allahabad High Court seeking a judicial inquiry into the deaths. The petitioners blames the deaths on the “carelessness” of the doctors at the hospital and further contended that although encephalitis claims many young lives every year there were no effective measures to contain the outbreak of the vector-borne disease.