Union minister of state for health and family welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste on Sunday said Gorakhpur hospital tragedy “may be a conspiracy of someone.”
While talking to media, he said,” If we compare the data before and after August 9, the data between 9-12 August clearly shows that there was a pressure in the hospital and it led to several deaths.”
Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that exemplary action would be taken against those found responsible for the scores of deaths in BRD Medical College.
Meanwhile, the Union government announced the setting up of a regional medical centre at a cost of Rs 85 crore in Gorakhpur for research into children's diseases.
9 tarikh se pehle ke death aur 9-12 ke aakade dekhe to spasht roop se samajh ayega ki jo dabaav hai uss dabaav ke karan death hui-FS Kulaste— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2017
"We have formed a high-powered committee under the state chief secretary to probe the reason of the deaths of children in the BRD Medical College and the supply of oxygen. Stringent action will be taken against the guilty, whether in Gorakhpur or elsewhere," Adityanath said.