Hospital boss suspended as stories emerge of parents using hand pumps to try to save children, and others ejected from wards

As oxygen supplies ran out at a hospital in Gorakhpur, northern India, desperate parents used manual pumps to force air into the lungs of their dying children. Others scoured the city for blood, syringes and other basic supplies that the facility lacked. They begged medical staff for help. Some said police hustled them from the wards after their children died.

Indians have been reacting with horror as testimony emerges from inside the hospital in the state of Uttar Pradesh where at least 64 children, some newborns, are reported to have died over six-day period last week.

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