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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to review functioning of hospitals

Published : Aug 14, 2017, 3:49 am IST
Updated : Aug 14, 2017, 3:49 am IST

Medical superintendents of all govt hospitals, top health officials to be present.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: In the wake of the death of at least 30 infants at a medical college in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur area, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will conduct a review meeting regarding health facilities in government hospitals in the city. 

In the meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, the chief minister will meet with the medical superintendents (MS) of all hospitals run by the city government, to undertake a stocktaking exercise. Senior officials of the health department will also be present there, said a government official.

The medical superintendents have been instructed to prepare status reports on stock of medicines, diagnostic equipments, and other facilities, which will then be reviewed in the meeting, the official said. 

The decision comes after at least 30 infants died in a span of 48 hours since August 10 at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, which coincided with an alleged shortage in supply of liquid oxygen. 

The Yogi Adityanath government has, however, rejected suggestions that the deaths were linked to the shortage of oxygen in the unit. In a similar incident in 2012, four patients were in the intensive care unit of the state-run Sushruta Trauma Centre in North Delhi died because the oxygen supply suddenly stopped, following which a probe was ordered. 

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