AMU professor battling cancer dies after waiting for ambulance for six hours

Reflecting on D Murthy's medical condition, Dr. Mohammad Aslam of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) said that the deceased professor had been battling cancer and was on ventilator.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 26, 2016 11:37 am
amu-professor1 Murthy was the chairman of AMU’s department of modern Indian languages.

In yet another case of medical negligence, a Aligarh Muslim University professor has died at the varsity’s hospital after authorities couldn’t arrange an ambulance for him for over six hours, news agency ANI reported on Wednesday.

Reflecting on D Murthy’s medical condition, Dr. Mohammad Aslam of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) said that the deceased professor had been battling cancer and was on ventilator, adding that he was referred to a Delhi hospital after his condition deteriorated following surgery.

Shaikh Mastan, a friend of Murthy, alleged that ambulance couldn’t be arranged in time as there was no coordination between the Chief Medical Officer and the doctor.

Meanwhile, the AMU spokesperson has stated that a special team has been constituted to investigate the matter, insisting that they will leave no stone unturned in penalising the people at fault.

Murthy was the chairman of AMU’s department of modern Indian languages.

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    kamath Ramesh
    Oct 26, 2016 at 9:33 am
    All spokes persons of SP boast too much about the devp in UP. Their claim is well exposed by the fact professor died due to non availability of ambulance for six hours.
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      Kirit
      Oct 26, 2016 at 12:47 pm
      I will not call it medical malpractice. Indian insutions are known for not having enough resources and careless chalta he atude specially if it is government run. Anyway, Man was no ventilator. I do not think it is emergency anywhere.
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        KSRao
        Oct 26, 2016 at 2:55 pm
        Disgraceful! One thing which India should import from the US is the 911 service it offers, an amazing life-saver. An employee of 911 in US was recently sent home for delaying response by 23 seconds or so, of course by which time the caller was killed. The response is measured in seconds , not minutes or hours. Life is precious to be left in the hands of unresponsive people.
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        Parth Garg
        Oct 26, 2016 at 8:36 am
        Let us wait for the announcement of a flyover linking AMY with the topmost hospital in Aligarh. Bolting the stable after...............................
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          Daisy boy
          Oct 26, 2016 at 7:24 am
          Was on ventilator battling cancer - its mercy killing to rid the deceased of the trouble of artificial life, done with negligence.
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