The Delhi High Court on Tuesday came to the rescue of a poor 37-year-old man with dysfunctional kidneys and who has been running from pillar-to-post to get a dialysis done.
The court directed Safdarjung Hospital to provide Dinesh Gupta, a cab driver by profession, ‘maintenance hemodialysis’ treatment on Wednesday.
The order came after Gupta moved court through lawyer R.K. Saini alleging that AIIMS had denied him maintenance hemodialysis as part of his ongoing treatment and that he couldn’t afford a private hospital.
The court also asked AIIMS if it would provide regular dialysis to the patient twice a week as was advised.
The AIIMS lawyer said that the institute did not provide maintenance hemodialysis but regular dialysis.
Gupta said his kidney problem began in June 2008, but had aggravated due to a wrong diagnosis by a local doctor. Since December 2008, he was under AIIMS treatment and had arranged two relatives for kidney donation, but they were not a fit match, Gupta said.
As his health condition deteriorated and he could not hunt for a suitable donor, the AIIMS doctors advised him to get hemodialysis twice a week till one of his damaged kidneys is transplanted.