Vastavam web: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has appointed a team of three members to inquire into the death of nearly 70 children at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur city. The team has been directed to submit their report within 48 hours, a statement by the IMA said.The committee comprises K P Kushwaha and B B Gupta from IMA, Gorakhpur, and Ashok Aggarwal NVP IMA, Allahabad.

The panel of doctors will ascertain if there was any medical negligence and if the deaths were avoidable, it added.nNearly 70 children, including infants, have died at the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College since August 7 due to various causes including encephalitis.