30 Children Die After Hospital Falls Past Due On Oxygen Bill

The Daily Caller | 7/4/2017 | Staff
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Nearly 30 children died from a lack of liquid oxygen after a northern Indian hospital did not pay its bill, The Washington Post reports.

The bulk of the dead children appear to have been patients in the neonatal ward of the hospital, indicating they were newborn infants. The hospital reportedly owed approximately $90,000 USD to a medical supply company in a different Indian state which attempted to obtain its payment over a period of nearly six months.

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The hospital reportedly knew its supply of liquid oxygen was dwindling to critically low levels Thursday after its supply officers alerted the chief medical officer. No efforts to quell the coming crisis appear to have been made, and several children clung to life for hours before dying.

Officials in charge of administering the area deny that lack of oxygen is the reason for the...
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