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60 children die in hospital as oxygen supplier withdraws over unpaid debts

Tragedy occurred at a BRD Medical College in Uttar Pradesh, India this week, as 60 children reportedly died after oxygen supplier withdrew his services  over unpaid debts.

It was gathered that 34 babies died at the neo-natal intensive care unit, 12 died because of encephalitis, while the rest died of other unspecified causes.

60 children

However, BRD Medical Chief Medical Superintendent Dr R.S. Shukla denied the deaths had been caused by a lack of oxygen supplies when asked by Reuters.

In a statement released by the hospitl, the children’s death was blamed on “drop in pressure in the supply of liquid oxygen” on Thursday, as the hospital further disclosed that added cylinders were procured from various other suppliers.

The breakdown of the death toll provided by the hospital showed a spike on Thursday, with 23 fatalities, including 14 babies at its neo-natal unit. The government is investigating the matter.

“We have launched an inquiry and a preliminary report should be out today,” Anil Kumar, Gorakhpur’s divisional commissioner, told AFP news agency.

“Yes, sixty patients have died at the hospital in the last five days but we don’t think it’s linked to reports of oxygen shortage.”



  1. Onyiish

    August 12, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Chai RIP

  2. Habeebllah Ibn Yusuf

    August 12, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    dis is a really a big tragedy… sixty in just five days,dats bad

  3. Solomon Arinze

    August 12, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    So sorry for the people DAT lost der love ones but der government re not trying at all

  4. Valentine Nwankwo

    August 12, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    So who killed these kids now?
    Is it the oxygen supplier or the people that refused to pay them?
    I don’t understand.

  5. Theophilus Otaru

    August 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Or the bad government

  6. Andrew Bright Eyije

    August 12, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    this hospital should be band

  7. plumpyj

    August 12, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    This is so sad.

  8. Ifechukwu Onyema Smith

    August 12, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    oh why, why.. so de government cannot wade into dis matter,? i think say na only naija wicked, i no no say som ppl wicked reach naija

  9. Okoro Chinasa

    August 12, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    God help ur ppl

  10. Lizzy Endowed

    August 12, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Chai!nawa oooo

  11. Chioma Aneke

    August 12, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Is not fare na,

  12. Ose Condiz

    August 13, 2017 at 12:26 am

    guess it is linked to ya damaged sense of reasoning.fools.diabetis fall on the goats that caused the children’s death.i’m freaking upset right now.stroke damage their brains there

    • Sandra Kolade

      August 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      Ose dis time I agree wit u. No be only stroke ooo dem go paralize. Useless n heaethless people. If to say na Nigeria now dem go give us name

  13. Tina Collins Tina Collins

    August 13, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Oh my God that’s too bad

  14. Adeola Anibi

    August 13, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Dis is too bad oo, accept my condolences

  15. Cynthia Okeke Awolusi

    August 13, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Wickedness in d highest order and we are here enjoying God’s oxygen free, pls say thank you Baba God

  16. Akintayo Rukiyat Oyenike

    August 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    If truly it’s because the man wasn’t paid, could that be reason why he didn’t supply the needed oxygen for the babies?

  17. Christiana Keller

    August 13, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    But that man wicked, not everything is about money sometimes you just do things because ur reward is in heaven

  18. Amanah Joy

    August 13, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Hard luck

  19. Emiator Timothy

    August 13, 2017 at 9:12 pm

  20. Emiator Timothy

    August 13, 2017 at 9:12 pm

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