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Gorakhpur medical college principal suspended

Press Trust of India  |  Gorakhpur 

The principal of the Baba Raghav Das Medical College has been suspended with "immediate effect", Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said today.

Dr Rajiv Mishra was suspended after reports that 30 children died in the hospital in 48 hours.

"Owing to laxity, the principal of BRD Medical College has been suspended with immediate effect," Singh told reporters.

The cases led to outrage in the country.

UP Chief Minister said in a tweet, "Prime Minister Modi sought information about the Gorakhpur incident. On his directives, Union Health minister JP Nadda and MoS Anupriya Patel also sought information of the incident.

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 17:42 IST