Clean chit from 9 inquiry committees and High Court; Kafeel Khan is still suspended

Khan’s suspension has not been revoked for the past three years despite nine different inquiries and High Court gave him clean chit on medical negligance and corruption. Photo: Sahid Faris/Maktoob

Days after suspended Gorakhpur pediatrician Kafeel Khan has approached the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to help him in the revocation of his suspension, the doctors’ body has written to the Uttar Pradesh government requesting consideration of the three-year-old suspension of doctor Kafeel Khan.

The IMA has addressed its letter to the UP minister for medical education requesting consideration of Khan’s plight “with compassion and merit and also to consider regarding his suspension.”

Khan has been suspended for the past 1200 days since 22 August 2017 (First time after the BRD oxygen tragedy and second time after the inquiry committee report on 31 July 2019).

Khan’s suspension has not been revoked for the past three years despite nine different inquiries and High Court gave him clean chit on medical negligence and corruption.

In a press conference in New Delhi, Khan claimed that he had written 25 letters to the Adityanath government requesting them to allow him to work as a ‘Corona warrior’ but never got a response.

“They are neither revoking my suspension nor relieving me from my job,” he said.

Other doctors’ bodies such as the PMSF (Progressive Medicos and Scientists Forum) and MSC (Medical Services Centre) have also written to the Uttar Pradesh chief minister in support of Khan.