Gorkhpur, August 12: Sources said that at least 62 children have died in five days at the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital in Gorakhpu.
The deaths are being blamed on infections and possible disruption of oxygen supply in the paediatrics ward but the hospital and district administration have rejected oxygen shortage as a reason.
The government denied that any of the deaths had been caused due to shortage of oxygen since the hospital had made arrangements.
However, Chief Minister, UP had called an emergency meeting into the matter, today.
Further reports awaited.