A new twist has come in the case of pediatrician Dr. Kafeel Khan allegedly accused in 2017 Gorakhpur children death case at BRD Medical College.
While Dr. Kafeel has been found not guilty of medical negligence, corruption, and dereliction of duty but the departmental inquiry is still going on against him and the final action is yet to be taken.
“The allegations against the accused are insufficient…Therefore, it is submitted that the accused officer is not guilty,” the report stated.
Mrityunjay Kumar, an advisor to the Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued a clarification and said that Dr. Kafeel has wrongly concluded the report.
“It is not right to say that Dr. Kafeel has got a clean chit in the departmental inquiry. He has made a wrongful conclusion of the report,” said on Friday in a statement, as per India Today reports.
He is guilty of private medical practice with a private hospital, something which is prohibited.
Dr. Khan has appealed the Uttar Pradesh government to reinstate him in his job with due honour.
Khan, who was then posted with paediatrics department, was suspended from service on August 22, 2017, following the deaths of about 60 infants in the hospital due to lack of oxygen, after oxygen suppliers cut off supply due to non-payment of dues by the hospital.
He was later booked and arrested on charges of negligent in his duties resulting in a shortage of medical oxygen, culpable homicide, criminal breach of trust and not performing his duty in 2017. The doctor spent nine months in jail. He later secured bail from a court but continues to be suspended from the medical college.
With agencies inputs