CM to hold review meeting with health officials
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold a review meeting with the city's health officials in the wake of the death of several infants at a medical college in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur.
Government sources confirmed that Kejriwal asked hospital officials to submit reports on the availability of the list of medicines and equipment. He has also asked to list the required medicines. Medical superintendents of state government-run hospitals, senior health department officials will be present at the meeting, to be held on August 16, where the chief minister will undertake a stock-taking exercise.
According to sources, the CM wants to confirm that any tragedy like Gorakhpur does not take place in Delhi. Aam Aadmi Party has criticised the Uttar Pradesh administration over the tragedy. AAP leader Sanjay Singh visited the hospital and met the patients on Sunday.
At least 30 infants died in a span of 48 hours on August 10 at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College at Gorakhpur, 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.
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