BRD Hospital Deaths: UP govt accepts report of probe panel; Criminal action recommended against guilty officials

BRD Hospital Deaths: UP govt accepts report of probe panel; Criminal action recommended against guilty officials

Uttar Pradesh government has accepted the report of the high-power committee which probed the death of scores of children in the state-run BRD Medical College hospital in Gorakhpur.

An official spokesman said, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered immediate action against all the guilty officials and workers. The report which was submitted to the government on Tuesday has recommended initiating criminal action against the then principal of BRD Medical College and several other doctors of the hospital.

The committee, chaired by the chief secretary has recommended initiating criminal action against then principal of the BRD Medical College Dr Rajiv Mishra, Head of Department of Anaesthesia Paediatric department Dr Satish, in-charge of 100-bed AES ward Dr Kafeel Khan and Pushpa Sales.
The committee also recommended action under the Prevention of Corruption Act against Dr Rajiv Mishra, Dr Poornima Shukla, staff of accounts department of the medical college and chief pharmacist Gajanan Jaiswal.

The committee also recommended a special audit by CAG of the medicines and chemicals purchased by the medical college in the past three years.

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