Gorakhpur children deaths: UP STF arrests key accused Dr Kafeel Khan


Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) today arrested a key accused Dr Kafeel Khan from Gorakhpur in connection with the BRD Medical College tragedy that led to the deaths of scores of children.

Khan made headlines few days after the tragedy surfaced for his quick responsiveness.

A court on Friday issued non-bailable warrant against Dr Khan and six others in connection with the case.

Dr Khan was head of the Encephalitis Ward at the BRD Medical College and Hospital, when the incident took place. He has been charged with medical negligence. 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.

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.

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