Indian doctor arrested after scores of child deaths at state hospital

Dr Khan was the nodal officer of BRD Medical College's Department of Pediatrics

In charge of the 100-bed ward, Dr Kafeel has been arrested by Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force from Gorakhpur on Saturday morning.

According to the police sources Kafeel, who suspected to have fled to Nepal, was apprehended from the house a relative at Sahajanwan area in Gorakhpur district. There have been conflicting reports over Dr Khan's role in the tragedy ever since, with a section of the hospital administration and local activists claiming that he was being made a scapegoat in the case.

Former Principal of the medical college Rajeev Mishra and his wife Poornima have already been arrested and are in a 14-day judicial custody.

After allegation of involvement in stealing of oxygen cylinders from the hospital for his private clinic, Dr Kafeel was removed from all hospital duties. Earlier today, additional sessions judge Shivanand Singh issued a non-bailable warrant against seven of nine people named in FIR.

Meanwhile, 13 more children died between August 29 and August 30, taking the number of deaths at the medical college since August 27 to 76.

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Soon after the deaths of the children became public, Dr Khan was hailed by the media for going out of his way to save his patients. Seven days ago, the state government had suspended him from his role at the hospital due to the deaths of close to 60 children in one week beginning August 7, reportedly caused by lack of oxygen.

The couple is accused, among other things, of sitting over payment files of the oxygen vendor.

A court on Friday issued non-bailable warrant against Dr Khan and six others in connection with the case. Dr. Kafeel Ahmed Khan, head of the Encephalitis Ward at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College and Hospital in Gorakhpur, was charged with medical negligence.

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

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