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Politicizing Children's Death, Is This India In 21st Century?

This is a brutal truth of developing India in the 21st century. Instead of thumping and boosting our developing economy, we should start looking at our pathetic health system which cannot save our innocent children. Over 64 children died in five days at a state hospital in Gorakhpur, which has triggered outrage and a debate.
A private vendor allegedly refused to continue the oxygen supply to the hospital due to delayed payments, which led to a shortage of oxygen in the 800-bed facility. Gorakhpur is Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s constituency, but it is not proper to blame him completely as his government is just three months old. This incident could have happened in Akhilesh or Mayawati’s government too and the result could have been no different. So instead of blame game and passing the buck, we should look at our pathetic health system and made amendments to it and fix the mind set of people who are responsible.
The hospital is under prepared as any other state hospital in India, oxygen supply was not checked regularly and bills were not paid in time. This is a tragic, shameful and outrageous act of negligence on the part of officials and concerned babus. Neither any political party nor any super hero CM can babysit the officials 24/7 to do their duties and be human.
The state government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident and hope that stringent action will be taken against those found guilty. And most importantly, other states will learn from this incident and be better prepared.

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