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Doc who tried against all odds

DNDEL8135 | 8/13/2017 | Author : Srawan Shukla | WC :360 | India



Lucknow: Even as the death of 36 children in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur once again exposed government hospitals’ dismal condition and the authorities’ colossal apathy, a child specialist at the BRD Medical College, where these deaths took place, managed to restore people’s faith in humanity.
Head of the Encephalitis Ward, Dr Kafeel Khan, did exemplary work on the fateful night of August 10 and 11, saving many lives that would otherwise have been lost.
For the doctors at the hospital, the oxygen supply warning sounded sooner than expected on the evening of August 10. As soon as the central pipeline beeped, panic gripped doctors and staffers, who knew the emergency cylinders would last for only two hours.
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