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India Gorakhpur Child Deaths: Sacked Gorakhpur Paediatrician Arrested

09:55  02 september  2017
09:55  02 september  2017 Source:   ndtv.com

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23 children died at the hospital that day and parents and others have blamed the oxygen shortage for some of the deaths . Doctors at Delhi’s AIIMS have alleged that a paediatrician Dr Kafeel Khan has been made the “scapegoat” at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur , where more 60 children died

Sacked Gorakhpur Paediatrician Made 'Scapegoat,' Say Doctors In Delhi. Dr Kafeel Khan, who was head of paediatrics and the children 's encephalitis wards at the Gorakhpur hospital, was removed UP government officials have denied a shortage of oxygen caused deaths in the Gorakhpur hospital.

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police today arrested Dr Kafeel Khan in connection with the deaths of over 60 children in BRD Medical College and Hospital in Gorakhpur last month.

He was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) from Gorakhpur, reported news agency ANI. On Friday, a court had issued non-bailable warrant against Dr Khan and six others in the case.

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Dr Khan was in-charge of the encephalitis ward where the deaths took place. He was later removed.

  Gorakhpur Child Deaths: Sacked Gorakhpur Paediatrician Arrested

Dr Khan was accused of failing to take prompt action even though those in charge of oxygen supply wrote a letter, warning about the impending crisis.

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23 children died at the hospital that day and parents and others have blamed the oxygen shortage for some of the deaths . AIIMS doctors at Delhi have alleged that a paediatrician Dr Kafeel Khan has been made the "scapegoat" at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur , where more than 60 children

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Over 60 children died at the BRD Medical College and Hospital, Gorakhpur's largest hospital filled with premature newborns and children suffering from encephalitis which plagues the area, the supply of liquid oxygen dipped to a critical low.

The medical college attracted global attention when more than 60 children, mostly infants, died at the hospital within the span of a week last month. The issue also acquired a political colour with the opposition attacking the government over it.

The Allahabad High Court yesterday sought a "detailed report" on the infrastructure and medical facilities at the medical college.

It directed the secretary of the Uttar Pradesh State Legal Services Authority to personally visit the medical college hospital and file a report along with photographs of various wards.

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