NEW DELHI: Around 500 employees of AIIMS today held a candle light march today to express solidarity with the family of a 20-year-old youth, son of an AIIMS technician, who died allegedly due to the lax attitude of doctors.
The employees have also urged the Institute's Director to get the case enquired and take action against the erring doctors.
According to President of Karmachari Union of AIIMS Ramesh, Tannu Bharat Agria, son of a techincian at AIIMS, had gone to the hospital on August 28 with high fever and vomiting, which are clearly symptoms of dengue.
"The attending doctor had attended him in a very routine manner, prescribed some ordinary medicines and asked him to come to the OPD next day. On August 30, when the patient did not get respite from his illness, he was rushed to the emergency.
"Again attending doctor did not take the matter seriously. At about noon, his condition became serious and was taken to emergency where there was no senior doctor up to 7 pm. His condition became worst and he was taken to ICU at second floor and put on ventilator.
"Seeing no improvement in his condition, he was taken to 8th floor main ICU of AIIMS. Unfortunately after few hours he died," said Ramesh.
According to an AIIMS employee, had the doctors taken the case seeing the symptoms of the disease, the youth would have not died.
"This is not the first case of doctors being blissfully unaware of the welfare of the employees of the institute who visit the OPD in dire medical needs of their own and their wards.
"I strongly condemn the attitude of doctors who are supposed to be next to God. I urge yourself to kindly get this matter investigated and order that erring doctors be taken to task," Ramesh said.