The deaths of children at BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur continue to rise in Uttar Pradesh. Once again past three months, same incident triggered a nationwide hullabaloo.
Nearly 30 people lost their lives within 48 hours at BRD Hospital, Head of department of community medicine Dr DK Srivastava stated. As per the doctor, this time the demise did not take occurred because of oxygen.
“Out of the 30, 15 children were younger than one month. If children younger than one month are not treated urgently, their mortality rate increases. Six kids died due to encephalitis, while the others died due to various reasons,” Srivastava stated.
This time the children’s death takes place due to encephalitis disease. This problem occurs due to swelling in the brain that often causes high fever, headache, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, seizures, spastic paralysis and death.
More than 70 children died in the month of August in year 2017 due to shortage of oxygen and negligence by hospital authorities.