Coming out as a fresh revelation in the Gorakhpur tragedy, sources suggest that a report sent to the state government by the district administration said that some children — admitted in BRD Medical College hospital’s encephalitis and neonatal wards — died on August 10 and 11 due to oxygen crisis.

Meanwhile, all the top officials refrained themselves from commenting on the matter of report.

Gorakhpur DM Rajeev Routela was directed to complete the probe and send his report to the chief secretary. Rautela has indicted the doctors, paramedical staff and clerks of the medical college.

The report submitted had held Rajiv Mishra, the then principal of BRD Medical College, for being aware of the impending oxygen crisis and failing to alert seniors in the regard.

Sources suggested that even after knowing about the condition, Mishra went on leave after chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s visit to the medical college on August 9.

According to the reports, the DM has also held oxygen supplier Pushpa Sales responsible and has demanded strict action for stopping oxygen supply due to delay in payment of Rs 69 lakh arrears. In his report, DM has also indicted member of the purchase committee, Satish Kumar, who went on leave on August 11 without informing principal.

Then in-charge, Dr Kafeel Khan has also been blamed for the crisis and death of children, sources claimed. DM has also ordered strict action against paramedical staff Gajanan Jaiswal, who had been keeping record of the oxygen supply, and clerks in the finance section of the medical college.

Confirming the report, Chief secretary Rajiv Kumar said that he had received the DM’s report.

First Published | 17 August 2017 10:32 AM
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