Following the tragic incident, UP CM Yogi Adityanath ordered a thorough probe into the matter and assured strict action against those who were involved in the alleged shortage of oxygen supply in the hospital, according to an ANI report.
He said, "This incident took place due to the laxity on the part of the state government".
As many as 30 infants have died within a span of 48 hours in the state-run hospital since August 10.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is constantly monitoring the situation in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh where at least 30 children died in a hospital and is in touch with central and state authorities, the PMO said on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Mr Nadda has rushed his deputy and Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel to Gorakhpur.
Amid the furore being witnessed in Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital here, which has claimed 64 lives so far due to alleged shortage of oxygen, a ray of hope was seen when a private company, which earlier supplied cylinders to the hospital, provided over 200 cylinders despite having no contract or tender with the hospital.
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Mayawati added that as the incident took place at a time when the chief minister was on a visit to Gorakhpur and "taking time off his political activities and puja-paath, was doing government work", it raised "a hundred questions on the capacity and working of the BJP government". Cleanliness, he said, is the only way to combat it.
He also demanded, probe panel headed by Supreme Court judge and an all-party delegation to visit the hospital for fair investigation. If there was oxygen shortage, it is a heinous crime, he said.
Gorakhpur DM Rajeev Rautela said that the cause of the deaths at the BRD Hospital was the disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen and has further appealed to the suppliers to not cut the supply henceforth. The deaths were due to low birth weight, pneumonia, kidney failure and infection, he added. "During this period, oxygen was not shut off and ambu-bags were used for patients", he said. "Some died due to infection shortage of gas was not the reason".
Technical and Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon also ruled out disruption of oxygen as the reason behind the deaths.
Mr Singh blamed hospital officials for not keeping the government informed about the emerging oxygen crisis.