Public health

A political burial

Print edition : September 15, 2017

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda at the BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur on August 13. Photo: PTI

To counter the negative political impact of the tragic deaths of child-patients at the Gorakhpur hospital, spin doctors of the Uttar Pradesh government, led by the Chief Minister himself, use a three-pronged strategy of denial of oxygen shortage, action against doctors and Health Department officials, and the resort to communal propaganda.
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