New charges framed against Dr Kafeel Khan

The Uttar Pradesh Government on Thursday asserted that Dr Kafeel Ahmad Khan have got a clean chit in connection with the deaths of infants in Gorakhpur.

According to media reports, a fresh departmental inquiry has been initiated against him for trying to spread “misinformation” about the probe report.

Rejecting Dr Khan’s claim of being exonerated in the case, Principal Secretary (Medical Education) Rajneesh Dube during a presser said Dr Khan hasn’t been given clean chit by the government and the probe is still underway against him in 7 charges.

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Elaborating on the details of the inquiry against Dr Khan, Dubey informed that departmental proceedings were recommended in four cases against Khan in the incident at BRD Medical College.

“The charges against Dr Khan for holding private practice and operating a private nursing home while holding the position of Senior Resident and regular spokesperson in government service was proved. The final decision has not yet been taken by the government on the other two charges,” Dubey stated.

The Principal Secretary also informed that the government has initiated another departmental enquiry against Dr Khan after he forcibly entered the pediatric department of District Hospital in Bahraich in September last year to treat patients and for circulating misleading information in the media.

“For these reasons, another departmental enquiry has been ordered against him, and the allegations include indiscipline, corruption and gross negligence in duty,” he added.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Khan denied the government’s allegations. “To divert from the real issues, the Yogi Adityanath government has framed three new charges against me. They are doing so many press conferences on Dr Kafeel Khan. I request them to do one on the kids who died of a sudden shortage of liquid oxygen,” he tweeted.

Last week, Dr Kafeel Khan appealed to the Uttar Pradesh government to reinstate him in his job after a department enquiry report stated that the allegations against him were insufficient.

Khan, posted with the paediatrics department, was suspended from service on August 22, 2017, following the deaths of about 60 infants in Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical college due to the disruption in oxygen supply due to non-payment of dues by the hospital. 

ANI inputs

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