Gorakhpur hospital deaths: UP govt orders FIRs against doctors, supplier

Gorakhpur hospital deaths: UP govt orders FIRs against doctors, supplier

Gorakhpur hospital deaths: UP govt orders FIRs against doctors, supplier

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed lodging of FIRs against the former principal of BRD Medical College, and five others in connection with the death of 31 children at the hospital early this month. These decisions came soon after a committee headed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar submitted its report on the deaths in the Gorakhpur hospital. Despite the Yogi Adityanath government's order to lodge FIRs against officials allegedly responsible for the BRD Medical College tragedy in Gorakhpur, no action has been taken as yet as confusion prevails over the sections under which the accused should be booked.

Jain was transferred as deputy general of training, a relatively humdrum assignment for her as she has always been in the hustle and bustle of it.

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There were reports that additional chief secretary, medical education, Anita Bhatnagar Jain had been shifted to an insignificant position and DG, medical education, KK Gupta removed from his position after the submission of the report, but it couldn't be officially confirmed.

However, the government had given the names of different illness including Japanese encephalitis rather than believing a shortage of oxygen which was considered the main reason for deaths.

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Meanwhile, the suspended principal of the the BRD Medical College and his wife are reported to have gone underground, fearing action or arrest.

It may be recalled that 31 children had died at the hospital between August 10 and 12, after the company snapped supply of oxygen on August 9.

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While two senior officials, including Mishra and Dr Kafeel Khan have been suspended, the state government has so far maintained that none of the children, including infants, had died due to paucity or disruption of oxygen supply by the vendor whose bills were not paid for long. It was alleged that the Lucknow-based supplier had stopped the supply of oxygen after he was not paid his Rs 69 lakh dues despite several reminders to the college.

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