Gorakhpur hospital deaths due to disruption in oxygen supply, govt. asks for report

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 11 (ANI): As many as 30 children have lost their lives due to encephalitis in a span of 48 hours at the hospital of Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College. Gorakhpur DM Rajeev Rautela has said that the cause of the deaths at the BRD Hospital is the disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen and has further appealed to the suppliers to not cut the supply henceforth. The shortage of oxygen led to encephalitis, which is a sudden onset inflammation of the brain. "30 children lost their lives due to encephalitis in last 48 hours," Rautela added. Seven children died reportedly today only. The state government has reportedly asked for a report on this incident within 24 hours. Further details are awaited. (ANI)