Dilip Kumar Singh, a resident of Rampur Khurd under Gulriha police station, had reportedly gone to the BRD Medical College on Friday and was trying to get a bed for his COVID-positive mother.
College principal Dr PK Singh said, "On August 31, 16 children died, while on September 1, 19 others died in the NICU, general and encephalitis wards of the hospital."
The Allahabad High Court today sought a "detailed report" on the infrastructure and medical facilities at Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College, where scores of children have died this year.
Another Gorakhpur tragedy? Seven children die of encephalitis in last 48 hours in BRD Medical College
Seven children have died due to encephalitis in the last 48 hours in the infamous BRD Medical College in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur.
The UP Special Task Force (STF) arrested Dr Rajiv Kumar Mishra, suspended principal of Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College, and his wife Dr Purnima Shukla from Saketnagar locality.
The FIR states that the breach in fulfilling the responsibility of supplying oxygen, on the part of the Pushpa Sales, comes under the section of criminal negligence.
Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: Grieving father files complaint against Uttar Pradesh Health Minister, others
Rajbhar, in a letter, claimed that his child died due to disruption of oxygen supply and has blamed UP Health Minister.
The UP government has ordered an inquiry by the chief secretary and suspended the principal of the hospital, Rajiv Mishra.
As many as 587 deaths were recorded in the paediatric wing of the college in the same month last year, taking the average to 20 deaths a day.
Dr. Kafeel Khan has been removed as Nodal Officer for the Department of Paediatrics of the hospital, with Dr. Bhupendra Sharma replacing him.