NHRC seeks explanation from Delhi government, Centre over media reports of man not provided timely medical treatment
By Express News Service | Published: 19th June 2017 10:50 PM |
NEW DELHI: After seeing media reports about a 22-year-old man, who was suffering from chest pain and breathlessness but was not provided treatment by the doctors at different government hospitals in Delhi, the National Human Rights Commission has demanded an explanation from the Delhi government on Monday in this regard.
“How painful it is to know that a person who is taken to the nearby hospital on time but is not attended by the doctors even in the National Capital. Instead, he is referred to the some other hospital, every time. The Rajiv Gandhi Hospital is a super specialty hospital of Delhi. It is not understandable that the doctors were not available at such a well equipped hospital” said the NHRC in statement.
The NHRC has also asked for a detailed report to be submitted by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on the incident within four weeks.
As per the news item an autorickshaw driver by profession, complained of pain in chest coupled with difficulty in breathing. An ambulance was called by the family and he was taken to the Hedgewar Hospital where he was administered some glucose bottles and was referred to the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi. The family members of the victim have alleged that had the treatment been provided by the doctors, in time, the life of the victim could be saved.