Gorakhpur tragedy: Top UP bureaucrat sacked

Gorakhpur

Lucknow, Aug 23: Uttar Pradesh government has removed Additional Chief Secretary (Medical Health) Anita Bhatnagar Jain in connection with death of over 60 children in Gorakhpur.

Following the probe report submitted by Chief Secretary Rajeev Kumar to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath late on Tuesday which pinned the blame for the mishap at the BRD Medical College Hospital  on six officials, the government removed from the post.

After the dismissal, Jain has been  posted as DG (Training).

As per the sources, the high-level committee found the senior woman IAS officer guilty of delay in non-payment to the oxygen vendor, who allegedly halted supplies, due to which the ICU and the pediatrics ward at the hospital witnessed problems.

However, Rajnish Dubey, Principal Secretary (Revenue), has been allotted additional charge of the medical education department.

The investigative committee has also suggested action against many officials of the BRD Medical College, including its suspended principal Dr Rajeev Mishra, his wife Dr Poornima Shukla, Dr Satish, Dr Kafeel Khan and two others.

In response to this Officials said an FIR may soon be registered against these persons for culpable homicide and dereliction of duty.

Wefornews Bureau

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