Even after being referred to Government Medical College,Amritsar,for further investigations and tests and treatment by a medical board of Civil Hospital in Jalandhar on Friday afternoon,industrialist Shital Vij did not move out of the Civil Hospital and gave a new application to the hospital authorities on Friday evening saying that he was suffering from mental agony and he should be examined by a new medical board comprising a psychiatrist.
Shital Vij was referred to Medical College Amritsar after he complained that despite treatment he was still suffering from his aliments.
Sources in the Civil Hospital revealed that he was handed over to the police to take him to Amritsar and was even issued a discharge slip.
Vij was arrested by on April 16. On April 23 he was to go to jail but instead was admitted to the Civil Hospital. Doctors in the hospital said that he had never complained of mental stress and agony until Friday.
Senior Medical Officer and Medicine specialist Dr G S Pawar,who was heading the previous board,said that they had discharged Shital Vij and referred him to Amritsar as Vij had been complaining of chest pain and ulcerative colitis. We have conducted all his tests,but he was referred to Amritsar so that he could be checked by senior doctors and the latest diagnostic machines, he added.
Sources revealed that the Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Iqbal Singh,who could not be contacted for comments, has constituted a fresh medical board to examine Vij.
Meanwhile the Death and Birth department of Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) has made the death certificates of all the 23 deceased labourers and handed over the list to Deputy Commissioner (DC) Priyank Bharti.