60 children die in Indian hospital amid furore over oxygen supplies
12 Aug 2017 07:35PM (Updated: 12 Aug 2017 07:43PM)
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Sixty children have died at a hospital in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh this week, prompting local media to blame the fatalities on a lack of oxygen supplies.
The BRD Medical College specified that 34 were babies who died at the neo-natal intensive care unit, while 12 died because of encephalitis. The rest died of other unspecified causes.
Local media reports have said some of the deaths were caused due to an oxygen shortage after a private supplier withdcrew its equipment over unpaid hospital dues.