In 48 hours, 30 children dead in gorakhpur

Ace cricket veteran, Virender Sehwag, expressed grief over recent children’s deaths due to encephalitis in Gorakhpur. In a tweet on twitter platform, he also expressed hopelessness due to the deaths of over 50000 childrens, since encephalitis first case was diagnosed in 1978. As per ANI Sources, Gorakhpur’s District magistrate confirmed death toll of 7 childrens in last 24 hours and 30 childrens in last 48 hours , in state run Baba Raghav Das Medical College.

Gorakhpur is also a parliamentary constituency of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Shri Yogi Adityanath. District mangistrate confirmed that during point of time their was lack of oxygen shortage, but denied the cause of deaths due to it as alternate arrangements were made.

Meanwhile government has ordered a magisterial probe and probe is expected to be finished with a report within next 24 hours, said Chief Secretary Rajeev Kumar who confirmed death toll of 7 childrens. Most of the parents and relatives of children were queued outside ward nos 100, which is encephalitis ward at BRD medical college. Father of an infant from Padrauna, accused authority of lying to media about oxygen shortage. Another father, Deep Chandra from Basti district, voiced concerned of oxygen being unavailable from past 48 hours. IANS sources told, incidentally Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was in Gorakhpur two days ago and also held a healthcare review meeting among other things.