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Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy: Suspended Pediatrician Dr Kafeel Khan's Mother Meets CM Yogi, Says Her Son is Innocent

Dr Kafeel Khan is one of the nine people accused in the deaths of 33 children on August 10 and 11 at Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College and Hospital.

Qazi Faraz Ahmad | News18.com@qazifarazahmad

Updated:December 11, 2017, 3:09 PM IST
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Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy: Suspended Pediatrician Dr Kafeel Khan's Mother Meets CM Yogi, Says Her Son is Innocent
Dr Kafeel Khan's mother Nuzhat Parveen and CM Yogi Adityanath.
Lucknow: Mother of suspended pediatrician Dr Kafeel Khan, who was arrested from Gorakhpur in connection with the BRD Medical College tragedy that led to the deaths of scores of children, met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during Janta Darbar held in Gorakhpur on Sunday.

Demanding justice for Kafeel, Nuzhat Parveen told Yogi Adityanath that her family is going through a bad phase and the CM must help them. The beleaguered mother also told the CM that her son Kafeel has been framed on false charges.

"My son was arrested in BRD Medical college incident while he was doing his duty because a conspiracy was hatched against him. I have requested CM Yogi Adityanath and he has assured me to look into the case," said Nuzhat Parveen who was performing Hajj when over 63 children died at the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh on August 10 2017.

While many blamed the supplier for cutting off supply of liquid oxygen to the hospital due to lack of payment from the state government, the supplier denied the allegations levelled against him. An official report released by the UP Chief Secretary also denied lack of oxygen as the cause of death of 33 children in BRD Medical College and Hospital.

Meanwhile, the Gorakhpur Police have already dropped charges of corruption and ban on private practice against Dr.

Kafeel Khan. Dr Khan is one of the nine people arrested after a spate of child deaths at the hospital on August 10 and 11. Dr. Khan, the head of the encephalitis ward and an assistant professor at the Pediatrics department, was removed from the post of the nodal officer at the National Health Mission in the wake of the child deaths.

The basic charge levelled against Dr. Khan by the office of DG Medical Education was that he collected oxygen cylinders from his private hospital. He was charged under Sections 120-B, 308 and 409 of the IPC.

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