Dr Kafeel Khan, who saved lives of many children, removed from his post by Yogi govt


The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday removed Dr. Kafeel Khan as the nodal officer for the Department of Pediatrics of Baba Raghav Das Medical College. This came after Khan was widely hailed as a hero for saving the lives of many children suffering with encephalitis.

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According to many reports, Khan himself had paid a local supplier for the oxygen after the regular contractor stopped oxygen supply to the hospital due to uncleared dues.

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Dr. Bhupendra Sharma has now replaced Khan.

Ealier today, the principal of the BRD Medical College, Dr Rajeev Mishra, who was suspended following the death of 30 infants within a span of 48 hours since August 10, resigned from his post.

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Confirming the resignation of Mishra from the post of the BRD medical college principal, UP Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh said, “Yes, he has resigned. But no good, because we have already suspended him and initiated enquiry of his misdoings.”

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In his letter to the Director General of Medical Education and Training, the principal said that he tendered his resignation from the post taking the moral responsibility for the recent death of 30 children admitted in the hospital’s paediatric ward.

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Earlier, Singh and UP Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon had said that Mishra was suspended for his “irresponsible act” of allegedly delaying payment to the supplier of oxygen cylinders.

They also said that a probe, led by the state chief secretary, had been ordered.


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