Gorakhpur: More than 30 children died at the Gorakhpur’s government hospital due to the shortage of oxygen supply in the children’s ward.
30 children died between Thursday and Friday at Baba Raghav Das Medical College.
Amid this tragic situation, pediatrician Dr. Kafeel Ahmed tried his best to ensure that oxygen supply doesn’t stop.
However, despite his best efforts, he could not save 30 children suffering from Japanese Encephalitis from dying due to lack of Oxygen.
At around 2 am on Thursday night, employees of the encephalitis ward informed Dr. Kafeel that oxygen could be supplied to the children for only one more hour.
On hearing this, Dr. Kafeel rushed to the clinics of his doctor friends and brought around 12 oxygen cylinders in his car. He also contacted SSB’s DIG and brought 10 cylinders.
When the oxygen supply finally stopped at around 7 am on Friday morning, Dr. Kafeel along with his team of junior doctors tried their best to ensure patients and their caretakers remain calm.
The senior doctor himself called around six oxygen suppliers in the district.
A vendor namely, Mayur Gases got ready to refill the oxygen bottles on the condition of cash payment.
Dr. Kafeel gave his ATM card to one of his employees and asked him to bring cash to make the payment.
He also paid a truck driver from his own pocket and sent him to bring oxygen cylinders.
Reportedly, when a gas vendor denied refilling the cylinders, Dr. Kafeel also sought help from senior district administration officials.
As per various report, from August 7 to 11, 60 children have died at the hospital.