Children Die In Indian Hospital Due To Unpaid Bills

The director of a hospital in northern India has allegedly been suspended as officials scramble to appease grieving citizens and resolve a medical crisis that has left about 60 children dead over the past week.Children Die In Indian Hospital Due To Unpaid Bills 1It has been reported that at least 30 children have passed away within 36 hours beginning late Thursday at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, a city in Uttar Pradesh, as oxygen supplies diminished due to unpaid bill.Children Die In Indian Hospital Due To Unpaid Bills 2It was also reported that 21 deaths were determined to have been directly linked to a shortage of oxygen, while the rest of the deaths were still being investigated. According to reporters the death toll over the past week has reached an estimated 60.Children Die In Indian Hospital Due To Unpaid Bills 3Suspended director Rajeev Misra said he had repeatedly requested government funding to help settle the hospital’s debt to a medical supply company. Report also indicates that the hospital owed some $89,750 to the distributor which had reportedly written several letters to the hospital and district magistrate over the past six months to demand payment.Children Die In Indian Hospital Due To Unpaid Bills 4Photo Credit: Getty

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