Fifth accused in Gorakhpur hospital tragedy surrenders in court

Fifth accused in Gorakhpur hospital tragedy surrenders in court

An accused in the Gorakhpur hospital deaths on Monday surrendered in a sessions court after getting its permission, which was given after a report from Gulriha police station.

Anaesthesia Department head Dr Satish is accused of doing nothing when over 60 children died at the Baba Ram Das Medical College and Hospital in Gorakhpur within weeks in August due to alleged shortage of oxygen supply.

He was accused of leaving the hospital and district headquarters during the incident.

Former college Principal Rajiv Mishra, his wife Dr Purnima, Dr Kafeel Khan, and clerk Sudhir Pandey have already been arrested in the case and are in judicial custody.

All the four doctors are charged with dereliction of duty and corruption for seeking commission for clearance to pending payments for oxygen supply company Pushpa Sales Private Ltd.

They were also accused of not informing their superiors of impending oxygen shortage.

The ex-Principal has been charged with allowing funds of Rs 2.5 crore to lapse in 2016-17 as he was seeking commission.

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