Another 16 children, including 10 infants, died at the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur during the last 24 hours. Among the deceased, while 10 were admitted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), six were admitted to the paediatric ICU.
Reportedly, 20 patients, including six from Deoria, two from Kushinagar, four each from Gorakhpur and Maharajganj, and one patient each from Basti and Balrampur suffering encephalitis were admitted to the hospital in the last 24 hours.
As per the officials, 1,470 patients have been admitted to the BRD Medical College since January and a total of 310 have died. BRD Medical College is in the news after 63 children, including infants, died within a span of one week due to disruption of oxygen supply.
The FIR was filed against nine people, including the owner of the oxygen supplying firm. However, as per the doctors, the latest deaths did not happen because of lack of oxygen, treatment. It happened as they were brought to the hospital in a very serious condition.