North India Kaleidoscope (NIK) expresses deep sorrow over the death of more than 60 children undergoing treatment for encephalitis at the BRD Medical College and Hospital in Gorakhpur in Eastern Uttar Pradesh.
The facts–whether the deaths occurred due to shortage of oxygen cylinders and the negligence of the authorities in not clearing the whopping dues of the private supplier for months or any other reason–will come out in the probe ordered by the Uttar Pradesh Government.
But what stands out is the abject failure of the state governments,past and present,the BRD Medical College and Hospital (Government institute) in making foolproof arrangements especially in the monsoon months when the deadly vector-borne disease breaks out amongst children.A large number of children succumb to the disease due to lack of inadequate treatment, medical experts say.
We posted a story The Guardian in 2005 highlighting how children suffering from the disease were dying in Gorakhpur due to shortage of vaccine. This is really shameful.that was published in
We will be keeping a watch on the situation and post updates in the portal.
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