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When an Indian hospital ran out of oxygen, doctors tried to help – so why were they jailed?

Gorakhpur: It was a shocking story: A government hospital in the far north of India ran out of liquid oxygen because it hadn’t paid the supplier. Over the next two days, dozens of children died in care.

  • By Shashank Bengali & Parth M.N.
  • The Age
  • LA Times

At the time, authorities specified that 34 of 60 children who died were babies in the neo-natal intensive care unit, while 12 died because of encephalitis. The rest died of other unspecified causes.

Rela 1aAmid a national uproar, authorities jailed nine people on charges including embezzlement and homicide.

Nearly a year later, Baba Raghav Das Medical College and…

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