Two Yrs After Suspension & 9 Months Behind Bars, Dr Kafeel Khan Gets Clean Chit in 2017 Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy
Two years after getting suspended from Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College and spending almost nine months in prison, an inquiry into pediatrician Dr Kafeel Khan has absolved him of the charges of corruption, medical negligence and not performing his duty to his fullest on the day over 60 children lost their lives at the hospital due to shortage of oxygen.
The report was handed over to him on Thursday by BRD officials. It states that Dr Kafeel was not the nodal officer of the encephalitis ward when the incident occurred and that despite being on leave, he did to the best of his abilities to save lives by arranging 500 jumbo oxygen cylinders in his personal capacity.
The 15-page report, a copy of which is with News18, also states that Dr Kafeel was not responsible for the maintenance, tender or payment of the liquid oxygen and further confirmed that there was a shortage of liquid oxygen for 54 hours in BRD medical College from August 10-12.…
- “Government Should Apologise”: Doctor Jailed Over UP Child Deaths Cleared (Sep 27, 2019, NDTV)
- ‘No one should go through this’: Karnataka man on being falsely labelled a terror suspect (Sep 21, 2019, News Minute)
- “One Of These Days They Will Kill Me,” Says Murdered UP Cop’s Wife (Sep 26, 2019, NDTV)
- CBI Officer Accuses Senior Of Fake Encounters in Jharkhand, Writes Letter to PMO (Sep 28, 2019, The Wire)