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Hospital accused of negligence

delhi Updated: Sep 08, 2011 23:54 IST
Rajat Arora
Rajat Arora
Hindustan Times
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Pramod Chaurasia (40) was in his senses after the blast. He had come to Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital with three of his friends, two of whom were also injured in the blast.

“He was talking when he came to the hospital. At 12.30 pm the doctors took him for the surgery. After that no

one told us anything about him. Late at night, we got to know that he was admitted to the new emergency block. We thought he would be fine as he was talking at the time of arrival at the hospital,” said Vinod Thakur, Chaurasia’s friend who accompanied him to the high court on Wednesday.

But Chaurasia succumbed to his injuries on Thursday. “At 7am, we got to know that he was no more. Something went wrong during the surgery. He wasn’t critical,” said Shambhu Chaurasia, brother of Pramod Chaurasia.

Chaurasia had an electronics goods shop in Nangloi area of west Delhi and is survived by his wife and four children.

The aggrieved family is blaming the hospital for his death.

“Hospital authorities didn’t bother to provide him the right treatment. He was lying in the new block and no one took note of him. I also got injured in the blast. The hospital didn’t even provide free medicines. I purchased it from outside,” said Subhodh Jha, who was accompanying Chaurasia.

The family and friends of Chaurasia also protested inside the hospital after his death on Thursday.

“He had gone to the court for a bail plea hearing in a case related to his friend. He was the sole breadwinner in his family,” said his brother Shambhu.