Thirty children died in the government-run BRD Hospital in Gorakhpur over a 48-hour period, allegedly after a private firm contracted to supply liquid oxygen to the hospital backed out as it was not paid outstanding dues amounting to almost Rs 70 lakh.
The company, identified as Pushpa Sales, had written to the principal of BRD Hospital on August 1 informing that it would be unable to supply oxygen if the payment of Rs 63 lakh was not made soon. It had also stressed said that the company from which it sourced gas had expressed its inability to supply in future due to the non-payment of dues.
View :This is a terrorist act by profit hungry private firm. Arrest and prosecute Pushpa Sales, their supplier company and hospital authorities for the killng of 30 children.
Hold the UP government and central government responsible for their privatisation policies and neglect of medical services to the poor.