In Adani-run hospital, over 1,000 Children died in last 5 years: Gujarat

The Gujarat government told the legislative assembly on Wednesday that during the last five years, over 1,000 children have died at the Adani Foundation-run GK General Hospital in Bhuj town of Kutch district.

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel while responding to a written query by Santokben Arethia (Congress) during the Question Hour stated in his written reply that as many as 1,018 children had died at the Adani Foundation-run hospital in the last five years.

Mr Patel, who handles the Health portfolio shared the figures that 188 children had died in 2014-15, 187 in 2015-16, 208 in 2016-17, 276 in 2017-18 and 159 in 2018-19 (till now) from different diseases and medical difficulties.

In May last year a committee was formed to probe the causes of the deaths. The committee in its report listed various reasons behind the death of the children (infants), Mr Patel said in his reply.

The treatment delivered by the hospital was as per the “set protocols and standard guidelines,” Mr Patel told the assembly while referring to the panel report findings.