The application, wherein a prayer has been made for impleading Yogi, the then city Mayor Anju Chaudhary, local MLA Radha Mohan Das Agrawal and MLC DR Y D Singh was filed by petitioners Parvez Parwaz and Asad Hayat through their counsel S F A Naqvi.
The deaths came to light after the City Magistrate of Farrukhabad, Jaytendra Kumar Jain, on Sunday night asked the Station House Officer of city Police station in Farrukhabad to take necessary action against the hospital and its doctors, citing that he had found in his preliminary inquiry that the 49 deaths took place because of lack of oxygen supply.
Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan, who was in-charge of the encephalitis ward where the deaths took place, was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) on Saturday.
Confirming the fresh cases of deaths, newly-appointed principal of the college Dr PK Singh said, “On August 30 till midnight as many as 59 children were admitted. Of them, 13 died. As of now, there are 354 children undergoing treatment.”
The doctor couple, arrested on Tuesday by Uttar Pradesh’s Special Task Force (STF), was produced before the court of additional sessions judge Shivanand Singh, who sent them to the Gorakhpur district jail on a 14-day judicial remand.
Top officials at the hospital said seven children were suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). The others, the official said, died of other diseases.
Following death of 60 children at the hospital between August 7 to August 11, the government had set up an inquiry committee headed by Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar.
Dr Kafeel Khan, who was in-charge of AES (acute encephalitis syndrome) ward when children died on August 10 and 11, will face maximum action. The chief minister’s call for action comes a day before his scheduled visit to Gorakhpur.
Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Yogi Adityanath, who is also in Gorakhpur, lashed out at Rahul Gandhi earlier saying he will not allow Gorakhpur to become a ‘picnic spot’ ahead of the Congress leader’s visit.
Gorakhpur deaths: The court was hearing five PILs urging for a judicial probe into the deaths of 30 children between August 10 and August 11 because of a possible disruption of liquid oxygen supply at the hospital among other fatal cases.
Gorakhpur tragedy: In August 2014, 567 children died at the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College and Hospital — approximately 19 per day.
“The chief minister will be here on a day’s visit to inaugurate ‘Swachch Uttar Pradesh – Swasthya Uttar Pradesh campaign’ which will be carried out between August 20-25 in all the districts,” BJP spokesman of the region Satyendra Sinha said.
Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: In Lucknow, amid allegations that shortage of oxygen cylinders at the hospital had led to the deaths, UP Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said that loss of life due to such a reason was nothing less than a “heinous crime”.
Owaisi also termed sufferings of people due to floods in Bihar and other parts of the country as a “human tragedy”, and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visit the flood-hit areas.
“Yogiji has not said that despite the death of the kids Krishna Janmashtami must be celebrated. Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on the basis of personal beliefs in the homes of people. It is not being celebrated as a government festival,’’ Shah said.