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Another patient dies due to lack of treatment in AIIMS

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, July 6 (UNI) Another patient, who was terminally ill, allegedly died due to lack of treatment at AIIMS this evening as resident doctors at the premier medical institute are on strike in protest against Director P Venugopal's dismissal.

Ramjeet (45), a resident of Bihar, had been under treatment at AIIMS for over a month and today the striking doctors did not attend on him, his son Mahavir said.

So far, two patients have died allegedly due to lack of treatment in AIIMS since yesterday.

''My father had a brain tumour. He died today no body came to help him... ,'' Mahavir said.

Last night, Sarvesh Kumar, 35, a resident of Farukabad, died in the Hospital premises allegedly due to lack of treatment.

Critically ill Sarvesh was brought in a critical condition to AIIMS by his brother but he was reportedly asked to return as the doctors were on strike.

Medical services in AIIMS, including emergency and casualty, are paralysed as doctors and medical students are on indefinite strike in protest against institute Director P Venugopal's dismissal.

Expressing grief over the death of the patient, AIIMS Residents' Association President Binod Patra said Ramjeet was terminally ill and there was not much hope for him.

Dr Patra held Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss responsible for the incident and the inconvenience caused to scores of other patients in AIIMS.

''We are sorry for the death. We had time and again requested the Prime Minister's office to intervene and stop Dr Ramadoss from taking the decision. We had also informed the PMO that we will be forced to go on agitation if Dr Venugopal is dismissed,'' Dr Patra said.

''Dr Ramadoss is responsible for the medical lock-out today and the patients are paying for his autocratic takeover of AIIMS,'' he added.


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