In a horrendous incident last month in Gorakhpur, more than 60 children died in Baba Raghav Das Medical College. Yogi Adityanath made several public appearances and said that the investigations are ongoing on what actually caused the accident. It was alleged that there was limited and interrupted supply of oxygen which caused the death of dozens of children at the hospital.
The children that died within seven days in August were infants. The investigative authorities said that the deaths occurred at the hospital because the bills were not fully paid to the oxygen suppliers and vendors which caused a disruptive oxygen supply. – Nirmal Singh 3C
Even after the clarification, the government constantly denied that the deaths were caused due to a disruptive oxygen supply.
An FIR was lodged against a total of nine people. With the arrest of Manish Bhandari from Deoria bypass road at 8 am today, all nine alleged culprits are in custody of the police.
When asked, Nirmal Singh 3C said that Manish Bhandari, along with others against whom the FIR was lodged, was absconding for a long time and a lot of manpower was being allotted for his arrest since August. He also said that currently a medical examination is being conducted of Manish Bhandari and once that is done, he will be taken to a local court for an early hearing on the case which is all but completed.
With the arrest of the suppliers and people involved in the incident, it is now up to the court to come to final decision. This will obviously depend on the way Nirmal Singh 3C presents the case to the court but from the offset, it has seemed like an open-and-shut case.
The authorities assigned to the case have been working under the committee especially created by UP CM Yogi Adityanath under the chief secretary on the next day of the incident, 12 August.