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Noida: Bus hits boy on way to exam; ‘refused treatment by 2 hospitals’, he dies

He was on his way to write his English exams at Government High School, Atta. Pranjal’s friend Taleem was sitting behind Pranjal on the two-wheeler.

delhi Updated: Feb 09, 2018 23:56 IST
Preety Acharya
Preety Acharya
Hindustan Times
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The DTC bus that crushed the boy.

A 17-year-old student was killed after a DTC bus hit the two wheeler he was riding on Friday morning. The deceased Pranjal, a resident of Noida’s Harola village, was on his way to write his Class X exam on a two-wheeler with a friend when the accident took place around 6.45am near Rajanigandha Chowk.

He was on his way to write his English exams at Government High School, Atta. Pranjal’s friend Taleem was sitting behind Pranjal on the two-wheeler.

Eyewitnesses said Pranjal was first rushed to Max Hospital after the incident and then to Kailash hospital. Both hospitals allegedly refused to treat him. He was rushed to district hospital where he was declared brought dead. A case has been registered with the Sector 20 police station and police has arrested the driver of the bus Rajesh Kumar and seized the bus.

Pranjal’s mother Parvati Devi said: “Pranjal tried to overtake the DTC bus that was headed towards Rajanigandha Chowk. The bus hit the rear end of his two-wheeler and he lost balance. While his friend Taleem got away with minor bruises, Pranjal suffered head injuries. He was rushed to Max Hospital where they informed us that they can’t treat him.”

“They asked us to take him to Kailash Hospital where the management said they can’t treat him as their X-ray machine wasn’t working. They asked us to go to the district hospital at Sector 30. By the time Pranjal was taken to the district hospital, he was declared dead. We want action against Kailash and Max hospitals ,” she said.

District magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar said, “We will look into the matter and appropriate action will be taken against the hospital if they are found to be at fault,” said BN Singh, district magistrate, Gautam Budh Nagar.

Chief medical officer Anurag Bhargawa said he was going to talk to the family members of the deceased and officials of the two hospitals. “We have launched a probe,” Bhargawa said.

Max hospital in a statement said, ‘The patient was brought to Max Hospital, Noida in an auto-rickshaw early in the morning. The patient was bleeding profusely from the nose and the ears, indicating a severe head injury. He needed an immediate NCCT Scan, which is not available at Max Hospital, Noida. This was explained to the person accompanying the patient. The emergency doctor at Max Hospital, Noida, offered to stabilise and send him in an ambulance for the scan to a larger hospital later. The attendant however decided to directly rush the patient to another hospital.”

Despite repeated attempts, Kailash Hospital officials were not available for comment.  

First Published: Feb 09, 2018 23:52 IST