Gorakhpur, March 6 (IANS) Two doctors at the BRD Medical College who had been suspended in August 2017, following the death of children over alleged shortage of oxygen cylinders, have finally been reinstated.
Dr Rajiv Mishra, the then Principal and Professor Satish Kumar returned to work on Thursday and joined duty even as a department inquiry is pending against them.
A government order revoked their suspension, College Principal Dr Ganesh Kumar said on Friday.
Dr Mishra has been posted as faculty member in the Pathology department and Dr Satish Kumar in the Anaesthesia department.
The doctors were jailed after an FIR was registered against nine accused including Dr Mishra and Dr Satish Kumar on August 23, 2017.
Around 30 children had died at the college on August 10 and 11, 2017, reportedly due to shortage of liquid oxygen.
Dr Mishra was the Principal of the college at that time and charged with Sections 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The Supreme Court had granted him bail on July 3, 2018.
Dr Satish Kumar, stock in-charge and head of Anaesthesia department, was booked under Sections 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 466 (forgery of record), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 469 (forgery for purpose of harming reputation) and 471 (using as genuine a forged record) of IPC and certain provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Another doctor, Kafeel Khan, continues to remain under suspension. He is presently in jail for anti-CAA protests and had been booked under the National Security Act.
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