Over 70 children died in the past few days in the Baba Ragwadas Government Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
The incident has been blamed for oxygen deficiency. But hospital administration and the state claimed that children died because of the disease, including brain inflammation.
More than 42 children died in the hospital at midnight from 26 midnight to 28th in the 48 hours. The hospital sources said seven children died due to brain infections and all the rest of the children died of various illnesses.
In Gorakhpur Hospital this month alone 290 children were found dead. Officials said 213 children were newborn and 77 children were admitted to Brain Inflammation.
Medical college principal PK Singh said that 1,250 children have died since January last year due to defects, brain inflammation, jaundice and infectious diseases.