Chandigarh, Nov 3: A 32-year-old patient who needed urgent treatment for kidney failure died as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's security was at stake.
The man from Ambala was being rushed to Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) when he was stalled by the PM's security, say media reports.
Sumit Prakash Verma, who was battling for his life, died as the vehicle carrying him could not reach the emergency area of the hospital in time for treatment which could have saved his life.
Incidentally, the PM was in Chandigarh for a convocation at the PGIMER and the inauguration of the advanced cardiac centre at the institute.
Since he was expected to arrive on Tuesday, Nov 3, police was on high alert and security measures were put in place for the day.