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Red-faced, UP govt in denial amid outrage

DNMUM394460 | 8/13/2017 | Author : Srawan Shukla | WC :653 | India



Lucknow: After failing to act swiftly to prevent the death of 36 children in a span of 48 hours due to stoppage of oxygen supply to government-owned Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government finally reacted on Saturday.
The UP government suspended Dr Rajeev Kumar Mishra, Principal of the BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur and also ordered an inquiry, at the same time it refused to accept that the deaths had taken place due to shortage of oxygen supply. The Opposition has demanded resignation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh. Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon ‘Gopalji’ said Dr Mishra’s suspension “with immediate effect”.Read full story



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