At least 30 children have died within 48 hours at Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das (BRD) medical college hospital. Professor Dr. DK Srivastava , head of the department of community medicine, confirmed the deaths.
“Fifteen infant were younger than one month. Six of the remaining 15, who were older than a month , passed away due to encephalitis. Others died due to various other reasons, Srivastava told. Earlier this year, the Gorakhpur hospital was under the heat after more than 60 children died in a span of six days.