Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: SC refuses to take cognisance of children’s death
The bench comprising Chief Justice J. S. Khehar and Justice D. Y. Chandrachud asked the lawyer, who mentioned the issue before it, to approach the Allahabad High Court with his grievances.
The lawyer has also sought an SIT probe into the deaths of children at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College (BRD) hospital in Gorakhpur.
The court observed that the authorities were handling the situation and the grievances, if any, have to be raised before the high court concerned.
Over 60 children have reportedly died at BRD Medical College Hospital since 7 August, many for want of oxygen whose supply was disrupted after bills were not paid to the vendor.
Police had said no case has been registered so far in the absence of a formal complaint.
The state government had on 12 August ordered an official inquiry by the chief secretary and suspended the principal of the Medical College Hospital Rajiv Mishra.