Victim scoots against medical advice
Ejaz Ahmed (6), another train accident victim, who was admitted to the ‘C-D surgical ward’, left the PMCH against medical advice late last evening. This was yet another pointer to the non-existent medical facilities and the lack of infrastructure and faith among patients at the PMCH.
Another train accident victim, Rajendra Kumar Gupta (bed number 11A G-H surgical ward), was also keen on getting a discharge from the hospital. Fed up of the deplorable facilities, his cousin, Pappu, was pressing the hospital authorities to discharge Gupta. Ajay Kumar Gupta and Kartik Pathak, both admitted in the new trauma ward with fractured leg and head injuries, complained that there was no water supply in their ward. “Fetching water to the second floor for ablutions is a tedious task for my attendants,” Pathak told HT.
Satyendra Prasad Singh, another train mishap victim on bed number 28 of trauma ward, complained that neither the ceiling fan nor the table fan in the eight-bed unit was functional and some patients had even brought their personal table fans to the hospital. Superintendent Dr OP Choudhary said the PHED and the energy departments had already been told to fix the shortcomings, but were delaying it. “In fact, water supply to the whole campus is an issue and we have been repeatedly requesting the PHED to address,” Dr Choudhary added.