Gorakhpur tragedy: 7 chargesheeted in BRD hospital deaths
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Local police filed a charge-sheet against seven persons in connection with the deaths of around 30 children at the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College and Hospital in Gorakhpur on August 10 and 11. This includes former hospital principal Rajiv Mishra, his wife Dr Purnima Mishra (senior homeopathic medical officer posted in Gorakhpur at the time of the incident, now suspended), Dr Satish (suspended head of anaesthesia of the hospital), Gajanand Jaiswal (suspended chief pharmacist) and suspended clerks — Sudhir Pandey, Sanjay Tripathi and Uday Pratap and Manish Bhandari, the proprietor of M/s Pushpa Sales, which stopped supplying liquid oxygen to the hospital due to non-payment of dues.

The police is yet to seek prosecution sanction and file a charge-sheet against former principal Rajiv Mishra and hospital paediatrician Dr. Kafeel Khan, as the investigating officer (IO) is still collecting evidence. During the investigation, it was found that Dr. Purnima used to take commission against the payments made to oxygen suppliers. She did not allow the oxygen supplier to be paid in this case, as she did not get her commission. Manish Bhandari has been found guilty of breaking the agreement with the hospital of regularly supplying oxygen. The former principal, his wife, Dr. Khan and Mr. Pandey were in judicial custody for 14 days after non-bailable warrants were issued against them...

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