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1,000 infants died in Gorakhpur last year: Akhilesh alleges cover up

Jan 04, 2020 09:22 IST

Hitting out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has alleged that nearly 1000 children have died in the past year in Gorakhpur owing to medical negligence. Akhilesh also said that the state government had kept the statistics under wraps on purpose, alleging it had pressurised doctors to 'manage' the number of deaths caused by Japanese Encephalitis. The former chief minister claimed that the 'inhumane' work was done by the doctors as per directives from Adityanath. Yadav's comments come as a political storm over infant deaths in Kota, that has seen Adityanath attacking the Congress, particularly its UP chief Priyanka Gandhi.

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