Total 1,250 deaths were reported at the BRD hospital of Gorrakhpur in PU especially in encephalitis, infant and children’s wards since January this year. A total of 290 children have died in the hospital in the month of August out of which 213 died in the neo natal ICU and 77 in the encephalitis ward informed the principal of the college P K Singh today. Providing details he said that 37 children have died on August 27 and 28, of which 26 died in the neo natal ICU (NICU) and 11 in encephalitis ward. The total toll in January was 152 (143 in NICU and nine in encephalitis ward), in February it was 122 (117 and five), in March 159 (141 and 18), in April 123 (114 and nine), May 139 (127 and 12), June 137 (125 and 12), July 128 (95 and 33).It may recalled that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had formed a committee on August 12, a day after the death of over 100 children in the hospital. The state government had already shunted out additional chief secretary medical education Anita Bhatnagar Jain, in the case.
1250 children died at BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur this year so far August 30, 2017