Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath calling every incident was an eye-opener in Gorakhpur, referring the deaths of over 60 children is due to encephalitis. Today on Independence Day speech after unfurling the national flag at the Vidhan Sabha building, said that every incident was an eye-opener to realise that it should not be repeated. In reference to this tragedy it was also widely blamed on the lack of oxygen at the state-run hospital. The Chief Minster stated Uttar Pradesh is a big state and deaths were taking place due to diseases like encephalitis, which is merely to control and tackled by other measurements. He also sated that this fight against disease is a mission, in which every citizen should participate. He said this could be tackled with the Swacch Bharat mission and other vaccinations system.
Yogi Adityanath also said that his government was working towards providing 1.52 crore uniforms to students, had started Ram Katha in Ayodhya, was developing Mathura and promised to provide more jobs to youngsters and urged the young to do their bit to weed out corruption.
According to the authorities in BRD Medical College the supply of oxygen to the hospital was discontinued and supplier had warned the medical college that in case of non payment of long pending due. But officials have been giving different reasons at different times for the deaths. More than 60 children have died in Gorakhpur, the Chief Minister’s constituency, after the hospital where they were warded reportedly ran out of oxygen.