Allahabad HC issues notice to UP govt over Dr Kafeel Khan’s plea against termination from BRD Medical College

Allahabad High Court issued notice to Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday on a plea moved by Dr Kafeel Khan challenging his termination from the Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College, Bar and Bench reported.

Justice Rajan Roy ordered the state government for a counter-affidavit and rejoinder to be filed in the matter.

Dr Kafeel Khan is accused in the case regarding the children’s death due to lack of oxygen in Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College in 2017. in November 2021, he was terminated from service on the ground that he was in charge of the Encephalitis ward, where the tragedy took place.

Pointing out that of the 8 accused, all except him were reinstated, in his plea, Khan added that in April 15, 2019, an inquiry officer had absolved him of medical negligence and corruption charges.

The UP government had recently informed the Allahabad HC that it has withdrawn the re-inquiry order. Suitably, the Court had stayed the second suspension order against Dr. Kafeel Khan. However, despite fact that his suspension order stayed, his services were terminated, the plea said.

In his plea, Khan noted that he was on leave on August 10, 2017, and a copy of his leave letter and attendance register was submitted as proof. Dr. Khan, despite being on leave had rushed to the hospital that fateful night and tried to save every life possible. The petition said that he and his team managed to arrange 500 cylinders in those fifty-four hours.

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