58 Children Die in Uttar Pradesh Hospital
At least 58 children have been died within 4 days at Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College Hospital.
Professor Dr D.K. Srivastava, Head of the department of Community Medicine, confirmed the deaths.
“32 infant were younger than one month. 26 others, who were older than a month, passed away due to encephalitis. Others died due to various other reasons,” Srivastava told ANI.
Encephalitis is the swelling in the brain that leads to sudden high fever, headache, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, seizures, spastic paralysis and, finally, death.