Published On : Sat, Sep 2nd, 2017

Gorakhpur tragedy: Dr Kafeel Khan arrested

Baba Raghav Das Medical College HospitalGorakhpur: The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force on Saturday arrested accused Dr Kafeel Khan from Gorakhpur over the death of nearly 70 children at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College’s Hospital.

After Dr Kafeel Khan made the headlines, he was removed from the post of the Nodal Officer for the Department of Pediatrics of the hospital.

Dr Khan is the third accused so far in the case.

The court has ordered Non-Bailable warrants against seven accused including Dr Kafeel Khan and Dr Satish.

STF’s DIG Manoj Tiwari confirmed the development.

The report of the Chief Secretary’s Committee, was presented to state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and catered towards suggestions and improvements for the better working conditions in hospitals in Gorakhpur and other districts.

The committee included Ashok Kumar — secretary of health and welfare, Mukesh Mittal — joint secretary and Dr Hem Chandra, the medical superintendent.

In a press release issued earlier, the government stated that all recommendations of the probe committee have been accepted.

It further said that the committee has recommended registration of criminal cases against former principal of BRD Medical College Dr Rajeev Mishra; Dr Satish, in-charge of oxygen supply and head of anesthesia department; Dr Khan, in-charge of the 100-bed AES ward; and Pushpa Sales.Reportedly, Khan was involved in stealing of oxygen cylinders for his private clinic from the BRD hospital.