A 30-year-old senior resident doctor of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research died after he collapsed inside the hostel room on Thursday morning. Sources said the deceased was living with his wife at Married Doctors’ Hostel inside the campus.
The deceased, identified as Shambalaji Achuthan, was a resident of Tamil Nadu and was pursuing his DM from the department of pharmacology, PGI.
A PGI official said the deceased woke up in his room, vomited and then collapsed in his room. He was immediately taken to the emergency.
The official added that the cause of the death could be confirmed only after the postmortem report. “The post mortem was conducted today and we cannot tell anything right now about the cause of the death,” said the official, adding that it was a natural death.
The PGI official said the body of the deceased will be airlifted to his hometown on Friday morning. Meanwhile, police said they didn’t suspect any foul play in the death. On Thursday, PGI also held a condolence meeting at the hospital.
In July, the PGI resident doctors didn’t work for five hours in order to show condolence with a resident who died in an accident in district Ambala.
The resident doctors then had said they were “upset” because no condolence meeting was held at PGI after the death of the resident doctor. “This time a condolence meeting was held immediately and ARD was satisfied with it,” said a PGI official.