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Uttar Pradesh: A month since losing son to Covid, BJP MLA waiting to get FIR filed against hospital

While the police said they have forwarded his complaint to Lucknow’s Chief Medical Officer Sanjay Bhatnagar for further action, the Chief Minister’s Office said an inquiry is already underway into the incident.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow |
Updated: May 30, 2021 7:47:59 am
Sandila MLA Rajkumar Agarwal

More than a month to the day he lost his son to Covid-19, a sitting MLA of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is still waiting for an FIR to be registered against a private hospital in state capital Lucknow for medical negligence.

Rajkumar Agarwal, a legislator from Sandila Assembly constituency in Hardoi district, has said he wrote to the Kakori police station on April 26, seeking action against the hospital authorities whose negligence he blamed for the death of his 36-year-old son.

While the police said they have forwarded his complaint to Lucknow’s Chief Medical Officer Sanjay Bhatnagar for further action, the Chief Minister’s Office said an inquiry is already underway into the incident.

The hospital, meanwhile, has dismissed the allegation. “I had sent the letter to the DGP office as well as other senior officials. I mentioned that my son died due to medical negligence. The hospital had run out of oxygen resulting in my son’s death. We had arranged oxygen from another source but the hospital authorities did not let us use it,” the MLA said.

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His son Ashish Agarwal was admitted to the Atharv Multispeciality Hospital and Research Centre on IIM Road, in the Kakori police station area of Lucknow, on April 22 and succumbed around 1pm on April 26.

The hospital’s director, Dr Sandeep Kumar Gupta, said that Ashish died due to cardio respiratory failure after developing pneumonia in both his lungs.

“There was heavy damage to his lungs and his oxygen count had fallen. We tried our best but could not save him. We told the family that they could take him elsewhere, after his health deteriorated. But they refused and asked us to give him further treatment. There was no chance of medical negligence. He was being looked after by our best doctors and a senior doctor was also overseeing his case,” Gupta said Saturday.

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First published on: 29-05-2021 at 04:55:44 pm
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