Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government has sacked child specialist and doctor in-charge of the encephalitis ward at Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College, Dr Kafeel Ahmed. He was earlier reported to be a key figure in helping the dying kids by arranging oxygen cylinders at night.

Dr Ahmed has been removed as the Nodal Officer for the Department of Pediatrics of the hospital. Dr. Bhupendra Sharma will now take over as the nodal officer of the pediatric department, while Dr P.K. Singh, Principal of Rajkiya Medical College, Ambedkar Nagar, has been given additional charge of BRD Medical College.

Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that he is tremendously affected by the death of over 70 children, while reiterating that a probe will be instigated and the guilty will be severely punished. Tragedy continued to descend upon Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital, as another child succumbed to encephalitis today, taking the death toll over 70 on Sunday

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