In his speech to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the recent death of nearly 70 children at the BRD Medical College hospital in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. He said that the sympathies of the entire nation were with the affected families.
Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort, PM Modi said, “Many parts of the country faced natural calamities in the recent past. Children died at a hospital, the entire nation is with them.”
“Natural calamities become a big challenge. Good rains contribute to the prosperity of the country, but climate change creates problems,” he added.
Over 70 children, including infants, have died at BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur in the past few days. The tragedy took place due to the shortage of oxygen supply in the hospital.
PM Modi said sympathies of the 125 crore countrymen were with the affected families and that the government would extend all possible help to them.
“I assure the people that with all sensitivity in mind, the government will ensure the well-being and safety of people and will leave no stone unturned to help them,” he said.