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UP orders probe into Gorakhpur child deaths

PMO monitoring situation; Opposition seeks resignations

An inside view of a ward of Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur on Friday.
A woman with her child, who is admitted at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur Photo: PTI

The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday suspended the principal of the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur, after the death of 30 infants since Thursday, allegedly because a private supplier of oxygen to the hospital snapped supply due to payment arrears.  A probe led by the chief secretary also been ordered, said state Health Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon. “Why was there a delay in payment? Why was the supply of oxygen stopped? These aspects will be probed by the panel. Till then, we are suspending the principal of Baba Raghav Das Medical College with immediate ...