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Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy: Police Drop Corruption Charges Against Dr Kafeel Khan

File photo of Dr Kafeel Khan.

File photo of Dr Kafeel Khan.

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 several deaths that occurred at this Medical college.

New Delhi: The Gorakhpur Police on Saturday dropped charges of corruption and private practice against Dr. Kafeel Khan, one of the nine people accused in the deaths of 33 children on August 10 and 11 at Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College.

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 several deaths that occurred at this Medical college.

On the intervening night of August 10 and 11, Dr. Khan had spent his own money, running pillar-to-post to procure oxygen for dying children. The doctor and his team wept after they failed to children.

The basic charge levelled against Dr. Khan by the office of DG Medical Education was that he collected oxygen cylinders from his private hospital.

Dr. Khan is charged under Sections 120-B, 308 and 409 of the IPC.

first published:November 25, 2017, 20:21 IST