Children Continue to Die at BRD Medical College, 907 Deaths Since January This Year -Tarique Anwar
As soon as the monsoon will arrive, there would be a sudden rise in number of encephalitis deaths.
Children’s deaths at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur have come back to haunt the Uttar Pradesh government almost a year after a similar incident – wherein almost 60 infants had died in August last year – created a national uproar.
In the same hospital, more than 900 children have lost their lives since January this year. “A total of 907 children have died from January till June 4, this year. Of them, 63 kids died due to encephalitis, while the others died due to various reasons,” a person close to the development told Newsclickon a condition of anonymity.
He said the highest number of deaths (587) have taken place in the neonatalintensive care unit (NICU), while 320 children died in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). “Sixty-three of those who died in the PICU were encephalitis patients,” he said.
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