Satish Kaushik, uncle of deceased, told the media that his nephew was brought to the PGIMS on Saturday noon after he complained of stomach pain. The doctors attending him in the emergency ward discharged him in the evening after declaring him fit.
"My nephew complained of pain on Sunday also and brought to the emergency ward but doctors on duty allegedly did not operate upon him and kept talking on cell-phone, leading to his death," Kaushik alleged. He said timely treatment could have saved his nephew's life.
PGIMS director Dr Chand Singh Dhull said: "The patient was brought on Saturday with the complaint of chest pain, stool and vomiting. Nothing serious was found in the test conducted on him and, thus, was discharged in the evening." On the death of patient in the emergency ward on Sunday, he said: "The patient was brought dead by his relatives."
Dr Dhull said that a panel of doctors would perform the post-mortem examination and proper action would be taken, if any negligence was found in the treatment.