In wake of Gorakhpur tragedy, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to hold meet to review city hospitals

The medical superintendents have been asked to prepare status reports on stock of medicines, diagnostic equipments, which will be reviewed in the meeting, a Delhi government spokesperson said.

Published: 13th August 2017 06:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2017 01:02 AM   |  A+A-

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. | File Photo

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: In view of the tragic incident in Gorakhpur, Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal will be reviewing preparedness of hospital in Delhi next week.

According to officials, a review meeting is slated to be held on August 16th with all medical superintendents of all the state run hospitals and others concerned will be held primarily to check the availability of drug supplies and stock of equipment.  

Medical superintendents of state government-run hospitals, senior health department officials will be present at the meeting.

The move seems come after at least 30 infants who were suffering from encephalitis died in a span of 48 hours since August 10 at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College at Gorakhpur, which coincided with an alleged shortage in supply of liquid oxygen.

In the national capital, the medical superintendents have been asked to prepare status reports on the stock of medicines, diagnostic equipment, which will be reviewed in the meeting.

The Yogi Adityanath government has, however, rejected suggestions that the deaths were linked to the shortage of oxygen.

On the other hand, scores of students and activist took part in protests at the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan in Delhi over the death of around 60 children in Gorakhpur due to non-availability of oxygen.

A similar protest was held at Jantar Mantar demanding action against people responsible in the state government which is headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.  

The protestors marked it as a matter of shame and observed a minute of silence in memory of the children who died.

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