Is govt also to blame for killing her?

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE - Aak­shi Mag­a­zine, Somita Pal & San­tosh And­hale NEW DELHI/ MUM­BAI

“Why are you shift­ing my sis­ter to Sin­ga­pore?” the brother of Pa­tient X asked doc­tors at Saf­dar­jung Hospi­tal in New Delhi when the de­ci­sion was taken on Wed­nes­day. The day be­fore, on Tues­day night, when Pa­tient X suf­fered two car­diac ar­rests, se­nior doc­tors treat­ing her at Saf­dar­jung Hospi­tal al­ready knew there was lit­tle hope for this 23- year- old. “We knew she was sink­ing and had al­ready suf­fered mul­ti­ple- or­gan fail­ure,” one of the doc­tors who at­tended her over 10 days told on the con­di­tion of anonymity, since he is not au­tho­rised to speak to the me­dia.

Even the fam­ily of the vic­tim was not keen on the trans­fer since they knew she was sink­ing. “We are sat­is­fied with ev­ery­thing here. Is there an­other rea­son for the shift,” the brother had asked the med­i­cal su­per­in­ten­dent, ac­cord­ing to the doc­tor. “If she had to be moved out, it should have been done much ear­lier. I feel that the government did not want her to die on In­dian soil be­cause of the fear of un­rest,” the doc­tor added. On Wed­nes­day, the tenth day since she had been ad­mit­ted, there had been no news about the vic­tim.

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