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Infant deaths: Cong says UP CM, health minister should resign

New Delhi, August 12 : The Congress on Saturday said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh should resign taking “moral responsibility” for the death of 30 infants at a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur.
Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari also demanded strict action against those responsible for the deaths, allegedly due to shortage of supply of liquid oxygen, at Baba Raghav Das Medical College in eastern Uttar Pradesh. “There are clearly two dimensions to it, that of criminal culpability of all those who are responsible–the hospital administration, the oxygen supplier and the district administration which is supposed to exercise superintendence over the hospital, and the other is the moral responsibility of the chief minister.“While all those responsible must be charged with criminal culpability accounting to murder…there is a moral dimension which the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and his health minister must take responsibility for and resign immediately,” Tiwari said. Taking a swipe at the Uttar Pradesh health minister, the Congress leader tweeted, “UP Health Minister only seeks votes in Lal Bahadur Shastri ji’s name–he doesn’t follow Shastri ji’s high morals in politics…Shastri ji resigned taking moral responsibility for railway accident, @sidharthnsingh holds on to power even after death of infants(sic).” Singh is the grandson of former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.

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