70 children’s deaths: Dr Kafeel Khan detained in Bahraich after he examines children suffering from mysterious fever

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Dr Kafeel Khan, the suspended pediatrician at the Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College and Hospital, was on Saturday detained by the Bahraich Police in Uttar Pradesh after he examined the children admitted to the city hospital.

Dr Kafeel Khan
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This was after several reports said that as many as 70 children had died in the hospital due to mysterious fever in the last 45 days.

Khan’s brother, Adeel Ahmad Kha, told media that the suspended doctor had been illegally detained and the police did not allow the family to meet him.

“My brother Dr Kafeel Khan has been illegally detained and is held inside the guesthouse of Simbhauli Sugar Mill. I have also been stopped from going inside the mill. My brother’s only crime is that he countered what the doctors here have been saying about a mysterious fever. According to him, the symptoms are quite similar to those of encephalitis,” Adeel was quoted by News18.

Kafeel Khan had tweeted on Friday announcing his plans to visit Bharaich on Saturday. He had written, “I will be in Bahraich on tomorrow. If any of my friends is in Bahraich, then please send me a message. We can’t be silent on such a large-scale deaths of our children. This time, the Yogi Adityanath government can’t make an excuse to save themselves.”

Dr Khan was released in April this year after spending nearly eight months in jail. The state government had accused him in the infamous BRD Medical College children seaths case. More than 400 children had died due to lack of supply of oxygen in just one month last year.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister represented Gorakhpur for five terms an an MP before becoming the state’s chief minister last year.

Speaking exclusively to Janta Ka Reporter jailing innocent doctors in the BRD Medical case.this year, Dr Khan had hit out at Adityanath for trying to save his own people by wrongly

 

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