Lucknow, Aug 16: Social activist Nutan Thakur today filed a PIL before the Allahabad High Court over the death of more than 60 children at a Gorakhpur hospital last week, seeking a judicial probe into the tragedy.
According to the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) registered in the HC’s Lucknow bench, the Uttar Pradesh government and its agencies were trying to deny the media reports that deaths are taking place due to oxygen shortage at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital which gives out the message that they were trying to hide the facts and shield the guilty.
Thakur stated she had sought a judicial inquiry in the matter so that the facts emerge and the culprit do not go unpunished.
She said she represents a number of people who believe that the inquiry commission under the state Chief Secretary will only toe the official line taken so far.
Not only this, her plea also sought strict implementation of an earlier High Court order regarding the complete ban on private practice by government doctors.