Lucknow King George’s Medical University Under Scanner as 3 Out of 4 Infants Allegedly Put on One Oxygen Cylinder, Die
Lucknow King George’s Medical University Under Scanner (Photo Credits: ANI)

Kanpur, June 10: In another incident of medical apathy, three out of four infants died allegedly due to hospital's negligence in Lucknow's King George’s Medical University. The family has alleged that the infants died because all the four kids were put on one oxygen cylinder by the ward boy on a single stretcher.

In wake of the grave incident, the hospital has denied the deaths of the three infants. Dr. Sudhir Singh, Media co-ordinator of the hospital, said, 'One of the four infants died due to cardiac arrest. All the remaining three infants have been admitted to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)'.

Earlier this week, four elderly patients died in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College (GSVM)- a government hospital in Uttar Pradesh. Reports inform that the deaths allegedly took place due to suffocation caused after the after the air conditioning unit broke down.

According to a report by PTI, the patients who died were identified as Indrapal (75) of Nurwal, Ganga Prasad Yadav (75) of Budhi-Khera Unnao, Rasool Baksh (62) of Sandeela Hardoi and Murari Lal (65) of Azamgarh.

Reports inform that attendants of the patients at Kanpur's Lala Lajpat Rai hospital allege that the air conditioning (AC) plant in medical ICU was not functioning for several days. The AC units failed first on Wednesday and then again on Thursday night, they alleged.