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Gorakhpur tragedy: Yogi Adityanath to visit hospital

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August 13, 2017 10:47

Under fire over the deaths of 63 children at a hospital in Gorakhpur over the last five days, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to visit  Baba Raghav Das Medical College's hospital today.

Union Union Health Minister J P Nadda will also accompany the UP CM.

Earlier, Yogi on Saturday said that it would be a "heinous act" if the deaths were caused by a disruption in the supply of oxygen.

The UP government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the deaths and the chief of the hospital has been suspended.

The deaths have sparked a political firestorm as opposition parties sought to pin the blame on the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government.

On his visit earlier this week, Adityanath had inaugurated a 10-bed Intensive Care Unit  and a six-bed Critical Care Unit facility at the hospital, which gets a large number of encephalitis patients. Thousands have died of encephalitis in Gorakhpur since the first case was discovered in the 1970s.

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