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BRD fire:Principal says files related to children's death safe

Press Trust of India  |  Gorakhpur 

A day after a major fire gutted the record room of the state-run BRD Hospital, the principal today said the files related to death of scores of children at the facility last year, allegedly due to restricted supply, were safe.

Principal also said he has formed a five- member committee to analyse the losses caused due to the fire.

Crucial documents were feared destroyed as the fire, that broke out at 10 am yesterday, engulfed the principal's office and an adjacent record room, the fire department said yesterday.

"The documents related to the supply case are safe and they were kept at some safe place," Kumar said.

district unit had expressed suspicion the fire was an act of sabotage to destroy vital documents related to provision of to the hospital and files pertaining to restricted supply that led to deaths of children.

"I was on leave when the incident happened and when I reached my office I was shocked to see the damage," the principal said.

He said the five-member committee comprises a controller, civil engineer, maintenance engineer, and senior officials of the college.

"My is making a list of the documents of my office and only after the report, anything could be said about the losses," he said.

yesterday asked ADM city, Rajneesh Chandra, to probe the matter and submit a report. A probe committee headed by the fire service department will also give its report on the reasons behind the fire.

The medical college had hit the headlines in August last year when 63 children, including infants, died within a span of four days allegedly because the oxygen supply was disrupted due to non-payment of dues to the vendor.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 20:11 IST