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AMU student dies of dengue, 5 doctors booked for negligence

The father alleged that the doctors “took the case lightly” and didn’t treat the boy on priority basis.

By: Express News Service | Agra |
September 27, 2016 3:26:56 am
aligarh muslim university, amu, amu student, amu student death, dengue death amu, india news, uttar pradesh news Sabir Hussain, a final year engineering student from Ghazipur district, died Sunday morning.

An Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) student died of dengue during treatment at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital on campus following which police have booked five doctors on charges of negligence in treatment.

Sabir Hussain, a final year engineering student from Ghazipur district, died Sunday morning. He was admitted to the hospital on Saturday, an AMU official said, adding the student’s father, Akbar Hussain, alleged that he died due to negligence of doctors and the medical staff.

The father filed a complaint at Civil Lines police station against five doctors —- M M K Ashraf, A Parvez, Sameer Bhuvania, Sushil Kumar and Deepak —- accusing them of carelessness. He alleged that the doctors “took the case lightly” and didn’t treat Sabir on priority basis.

“Based on a the father’s complaint we have registered an FIR. The doctors have been booked under Sections 304A (causing death by negligence) and 504 (intent to provoke breach of the peace) of IPC,” said S K Verma, SO Civil Lines police station, Aligarh.

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Earlier, AMU Vice-Chancellor Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah had setup a three-member committee on Sunday to probe into the incident. Based on its recommendation, the V-C suspended junior resident Dr Sushil Kumar and nurse Valentina Sherring. The committee, however, was yet to submit its detailed report.

Meanwhile, the Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of the hospital has threatened to go on strike if the junior doctor wasn’t reinstated.

Sources said, presently 12 other students are admitted at the hospital with dengue like symptoms.

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