Gorakhpur Hospital tragedy: Suspended BRD Medical College Principal Rajiv Mishra, wife arrested from Kanpur

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New Delhi | Updated: August 29, 2017 3:45:50 PM

Gorakhpur Hospital tragedy: Suspended principal of the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) medical college Rajiv Mishra and his wife Purnima were today arrested from Kanpur in connection with the deaths of over 70 infants at BRD Medical College in a week.

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Gorakhpur Hospital tragedy: Suspended principal of the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) medical college Rajiv Mishra and his wife Purnima were today arrested from Kanpur in connection with the deaths of over 70 infants at BRD Medical College in a week, according to ANI report. It has been learnt that Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh Police have taken them to Gorakhpur, the report says. An FIR was lodged against Mishra along with six other hospital personnel and two officials of the oxygen-supplying agency Pushpa Sales Private Limited, Manish Bhandari and Uday Pratap Sharma under the charges of criminal negligence, ANI reported yesterday.

Notably, the FIR stated that the breach in fulfilling the responsibility of supplying oxygen, on the part of Pushpa Sales, comes under the section of criminal negligence, as they were informed of the depleting stock of liquid oxygen by the BRD Medical college staff. The FIR also stated that the government hospital had received a total fund of Rs 454 lakh for the financial year 2017-18, of which Rs. 63.65 lakh could be given to Pushpa Sales in April, according to ANI report.

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Health Department has confirmed filing two separate caveats before the Allahabad and Lucknow benches of the state high court against the Gorakhpur-based BRD Medical College for medical negligence, ANI reported today.

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