Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Wrong to Say that Dr Kafeel Khan got Clean Chit from Probe Panel: UP Govt

Last week, Kafeel Khan had claimed that he was given a clean chit and had been absolved of any negligence in the case.

PTI

Updated:October 3, 2019, 11:15 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Wrong to Say that Dr Kafeel Khan got Clean Chit from Probe Panel: UP Govt
File photo of Dr Kafeel Khan.

Lucknow: Days after it came to light that Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College paediatrician Kafeel Khan was cleared of corruption and medical negligence charges by a probe panel, the state government on Thursday said it would be wrong to presume that he was given a clean chit.

"Some facts were not taken into account by the probe committee of Principal Secretary (Stamp and Registration Department) Himanshu Kumar and the government is looking into them," Rajneesh Dubey, Principal Secretary, Medical Education, told mediapersons here.

Two years ago, over 60 children had died in less than a week at the medical college. Many of the infants died allegedly because of disruption in oxygen supply on the night of August 10 due to pending payments to the supplier, a charge refuted by the state government.

The official said,"Kafeel had told the inquiry committee that he was not the in-charge of the children's ward at the time of incident but certain documents have been found which indicate that he had worked as its nodal officer during that period."

These new facts would be looked into by the government and till a final report was not received, it would be wrong to say that he had been given a clean chit, he said, adding that Kafeel was given a copy of the report to give his reply, which was leaked in the media and "wrongly used" by him. He said charges of private practice and one other had been found to be true.

Last week, Kafeel Khan had claimed that he was given a clean chit and had been absolved of any negligence in the case.

The government had maintained that the children died due to different illnesses, including Japanese encephalitis and there was no shortage of oxygen.

Khan was accused of negligence and corruption, suspended and arrested following the outrage over the deaths at Baba Raghav Das Medical College. His suspension is yet to be revoked.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results