After remaining suspended for four years, Dr Kafeel Khan, a paediatrician at BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur, has been terminated from service, said senior government officials in Lucknow on Thursday.
The order of termination of Dr Kafeel Khan’s services was released by the Medical Education authorities late on Wednesday night.
Dr Khan was suspended in connection with the death of around 70 kids at BRD Medical College due to lack of oxygen in August 2017.
According to senior officials of the Medical Education Department, Dr Kafeel Khan was sacked after being found guilty in the probe conducted into the circumstances which led to the death of the kids at BRD Medical College in 2017.
Reacting to the development, Dr Khan said that he had full confidence in the judiciary and would challenge the dismissal order in a court of law.
Dr Khan claimed that he was surprised at the government order of dismissal as the court had given him a clean chit in the case.
He added that he was yet to receive the order and that he came to know about his dismissal through media reports.