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Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: BRD Medical College has seen more than 3,000 child deaths in six years

Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: BRD Medical College has seen more than 3,000 child deaths in six years

In eastern Uttar Pradesh, death of children is mere statistics.

Hospital of death More than 3,000 children have died at the BRD Medical College in the past six years.

Most deaths during monsoon and post-monsoon periods More than 3,000 children have died at the BRD Medical College in the past six years.

“Earlier too, patients, majority being children, admitted in the encephalitis ward of the hospital had died due to negligence,” said AK Prasad, a Gorakhpur-based medical practitioner.

Rather than appointing doctors and paramedical staff on contract, the health department should appoint permanent doctors and staff who work with commitment, he added.

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