Dr Kafeel Khan Wants to Serve Covid Patients, Writes to UP CM to Restore His Services

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Dr Kafeel Khan. — File photo

Pained by the havoc caused by Coronavirus in the country, Dr Kafeel Khan wrote to the UP CM to restore his services, temporary even, so that he can serve the countrymen in this hour of crisis.

Clarion India

NEW DELHI — Dr Kafeel Khan has written a letter to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to restore his services at BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur from where he was suspended after several children died in 2017, apparently due to the lack of oxygen cylinders.

Dr Khan, according to News18 report, has written a letter to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, appealing for reinstating by him to “serve the country” during the pandemic.

Dr Khan expressed his concern about the devastating effect of Coronavirus in its second spell causing thousands of lives so far in the country.

“The second wave of Corona virus has wreaked havoc in the whole of India. Despite the departmental action on the other doctors, their suspension has been terminated and service has been restored. On this basis, my suspension should also end. Give me an opportunity to serve the country in this epidemic, no matter even if you suspend again after the pandemic,” Dr Khan reportedly said in the letter.

Dr Kafeel Khan also referred to former BRD principal Dr Rajesh Mishra and maintenance in-charge Dr Satish Kumar and said that the departmental action has gone against them as well, but they have been reinstated.

He expressed dismay that even after writing to the Uttar Pradesh government 36 times, his suspension has not been revoked.

Dr Khan also mentioned about the order of Allahabad High Court which freed him from corruption charges in his letter. The court had also asked to consider suspension withdrawal after 90 days.

“But even after 1300 days, my suspension has not been revoked. I want to serve the citizens of the country in this hour of crisis,” said Dr Kafeel.

After his suspension from Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College, a departmental inquiry later cleared Dr Khan of most of the charges, but he found himself in trouble for an allegedly provocative speech in Aligarh during last December’s protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Currently, Dr Khan is volunteering with a team of doctors under the banner “Doctors on Road” to spread Covid-19 awareness among the marginalised in the hinterlands to aid the fight against the deadly pandemic that continues to claim thousands of lives, according to report.

 

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