Indian Medical Association Urges UP Minister to Revoke Suspension of Dr. Kafeel Khan

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The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has requested the authorities to revoke the suspension of Dr Kafeel Khan. — File photo

Other medical bodies, Progressive Medicos and Scientists Forum and the Medical Services Centre have already written to Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh in his support

Mohd Aasif | Clarion India

NEW DELHI – The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written a letter to Suresh Khanna, Medical Education Minister, Uttar Pradesh, expressing solidarity with Dr Kafeel Khan and requested the authorities to revoke his suspension since 2017 from the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur.

In anticipation of a positive reply, the IMA said that the life, health and dignity of doctors and their families were most important. “IMA requests you to consider his plight with compassion and merit, and also to consider the request to revoke his suspension”, reads the letter.

Other medical bodies, Progressive Medicos and Scientists Forum and the Medical Services Centre have already written to Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh in his support.

Reacting to the letter written by IMA, Dr. Khan expressed his gratitude. “I hope the Honourable Medical education minister would take appropriate action regarding my suspension so that I could again serve the children”, said the suspended paediatrician.

Dr Khan has been suspended for the last three years despite 9 different inquiries, and the High Court giving him a clean chit on the charges of medical negligence and corruption. All other doctors who were suspended with him have been already reinstated.

After the Allahabad High Court absolved him of the charges under the National Security Act against him, he has written three more letters in the last three months requesting the UP Chief Minister to revoke his suspension but in vain.

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