Gorakhpur tragedy: ‘Nobody can feel their pain more than me’, asserts CM Yogi
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 13 (ANI): Expressing concern over the deaths of children in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that nobody can be more sensitive towards those children than him. CM Yogi said that he interacted with teams to take out a solution for this problem, adding that Prime Minister Modi has also assured every possible help in this regard. CM Yogi Adityanath and Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Sunday visited the hospital where the deaths of 63 children have sparked massive outrage.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath urged the media to desist from reporting “fake” news of the tragedy at the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College at Gorakhpur and instead report the actual situation.
At least 30 children have died since Thursday at BRD hospital, allegedly due to the snapping of oxygen supply by a private supplier company over pending bills of Rs 68 lakh. Adityanath, flanked by health minister J P Nadda, toured the hospital. He said anyone found guilty of negligence would not be spared and the government was awaiting the report of a probe committee.
However, the Adityanath-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government continued to struggle on Sunday to respond constructively to the onslaught of criticism from Opposition parties. Nadda announced the setting up of a Rs 85-crore regional medical centre for research into children’s diseases in the district.