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Manikaran tragedy: Injured say ill-treated at Patiala medical college

Another of those discharged was Gurvinder Singh but five others with fractures and other injuries have now been moved to the civil hospital in Sangrur.

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Updated: August 21, 2015 3:43:11 am

Seven of those injured in the rock slip at Manikaran in Himachal Thursday alleged that no doctor attended to them and that they were made to lie in the open verandah at the Rajindra Medical College in Patiala, where they had been referred from a Kullu hospital.

“We got such good service at Kullu while it was a shock for us when we came to our own state. The staff asked us to pay Rs 1,210 per per head for tests even though the Chief Minister announced that our treatment would be free,” said Lok Raj, one of the injured.

Another of those discharged was Gurvinder Singh but five others with fractures and other injuries have now been moved to the civil hospital in Sangrur.

The villagers later approached Chief Parliamentary Secretary (Health) Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who has promised an
inquiry.

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