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  • BRD Hospital Deaths: UP govt accepts report of probe panel; Criminal action recommended against guilty officials

    BRD Hospital Deaths

    Uttar Pradesh government has accepted the report of the high-power committee which probed the death of scores of children in the state-run BRD Medical College hospital in Gorakhpur. 

    An official spokesman said, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered immediate action against all the guilty officials and workers. The report which was submitted to the government on Tuesday has recommended initiating criminal action against the then principal of BRD Medical College and several other doctors of the hospital. 

  • Fight against dowry; Yogi to lunch mass marriage policy for poverty-stricken girls

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    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath on Sunday discouraged the practice of dowry, up with mass marriage policy for poor girls and announced a financial assistance of RS 35,000 for every marriage.

    He also said to come up with rehabilitation centre for the disabled in Gorakhpur's BRD Hospital campus. Minimum 100 disabled persons will be given motorised tricycle.

    Around 4,100 differently-abled persons were provided tricycles and other assisting devices by Yogi and Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot.

    “A mass marriage policy concept will be there for unprivileged girls with the financial assistance of RS 35,000 for every marriage,” said Yogi. This is launched to discourage dowry system in the marriages. Talking about physically-challenged persons, he mentioned that they are highly talented and should be used in the nation’s interest.

    While providing motorised tricycles to differently-abled, he said "They are not any burden since childhood. We have raised the 3 percent reservation to 4 percent to the differently-abled in jobs. Our government has also increased their monthly pension from Rs 300 to Rs 500."

  • UP govt constitutes committee to look into death of 60 children at Gorakhpur hospital

    BRD Medical College Gorakhpur

    UP Government has denied the report carried by some news channels about the casualties of some children in BRD Medical College Gorakhpur due to lack of oxygen cylinders. The state Government yesterday clarified it in a press release amid the media reports of deaths of children in the medical college. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh government has set up a committee to ascertain if any lapse have been in the deaths of children at the medics college. 

    State Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh has said that 60 children have died since August 7 due to different diseases but not due to lack of oxygen cylinders.