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Trauma centre blaze: Good Samaritans’ kin still awaits admission to SGPGI Lucknow

Satish Pathak and Manish Chaubey of Varanasi, failed to get their ailing brother Ritesh Chaubey, 24, admitted to the SGPGI . 

lucknow Updated: Jul 18, 2017 17:28 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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Ritesh is suffering from a serious urological problem and needs immediate surgery. (HT Photo)

Attendants of patients compelled to leave the KGMU Trauma Centre after fire in the medical facility on Saturday night ,are having a harrowing time seeking alternate medical aid for their kin.

One such hapless duo, Satish Pathak and Manish Chaubey of Varanasi, failed to get their ailing brother Ritesh Chaubey, 24, admitted to the SGPGI .

After the July 15 fire, the brothers shifted Ritesh to the emergency ward of the Civil Hospital. Ritesh is suffering from a serious urological problem and needs immediate surgery.

On Monday morning, they got Ritesh discharged from the Civil Hospital to seek admission to the SGPGI. But all their efforts came to a nought. Even after toiling for the entire day, they could not get Ritesh admitted to the institute.At the end of the day, the brothers shifted him to a lodge outside the PGI.

“We were made to run from one counter to another in the SGPGI. At the registration counter, we were asked to go to the emergency ward. But doctors in the emergency told us to report in the OPD,” said a dejected Manish.“How can I report in the OPD without registration of the patient?” he questioned .“Even getting our patient registered turned out to be an ordeal,” he said .

“At the end of the day, we were unable to get the patient registered,” said Satish.“As returning to Varanasi was out of question , we settled in a lodge outside the SGPGI,” he said .

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Despite problems galore, the brothers have not lost hope. On Tuesday, they will again try to get the patient registered and seek some medical help for him.

To recall, Satish and Manish played the role of good Samaritans on Saturday night during the fire at the Trauma Centre.After rescuing Ritesh, they shifted several other patients from the third floor of the building.

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First Published: Jul 18, 2017 17:28 IST