Pardaphash Exclusive: Oxygen alert was intimated by storage plant handling staff of Gorakhpur Hospital

GORAKHPUR: Between Thursday and Friday, 30 children died in Gorakhpur.

On Thursday morning,  hospital employees having a responsibility of handling the storage plant where oxygen is piped to different wards, wrote a letter to the CMO that the stock of liquid oxygen was quite low.

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The operators clearly mentioned that there need to be an immediate action and save the lives of the patients.

As a matter of fact, this was their second letter; the first sent a week earlier had remained unanswered.

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Gorakhpur is an area where Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and AES (Acute Encephalitis Syndrome), both spread through water.

Majority of the deaths occur in the neo-natal emergency care.

The local media had been warning the hospital that a tragedy was waiting to unfold after Pushpa Sales, the company offering liquid oxygen, threatened to stop the supply because of non-payment of outstanding dues totalling 63.65 lakhs.

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