Chhattisgarh: 3 children die due to drop in oxygen pressure, hospital employee sacked
One hospital employee has been suspended on Monday after Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh ordered a probe into the death of three children allegedly due to lack of oxygen supply in Raipur's BR Ambedkar Hospital.
R Prasanna, State Health Secretary told ANI that there was drop in oxygen pressure on Sunday night, but there was no cut in oxygen supply.
He said, '' Chief Minister's office immediately intervened, sorted the issue. The death of children are due to illness, information will be shared shortly.''
CM Raman Singh has expressed shock over the incident. "Any irresponsible act that causes the death of children is an extremely serious issue. I have asked the health director to immediately look into it. Anyone found guilty will not be spared," the chief minister said before leaving for New Delhi.
Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital in Raipur is the biggest government health care facility in Chhattisgarh. The staffer who is alleged to have been drunk on duty has been taken into police custody.
The incident occurred a week after over 60 children die allegeldy due to lack of oxygen cylinders at Gorakhpur's BRD hospital in Uttar Pradeesh.