The incident took place in Jharkhand's Chatra district on Sunday. Rajendra Urav was rushed to the hospital after a snake bite, but he couldn't be saved.
Locals alleged that delay in treatment led to his death. His family's request for an ambulance was also allegedly denied by the hospital administration.
After Chief Minister Raghubar Das demanded immediate action, Sadar hospital administrator Nishant Kumar and his deputy Krishna Kumar were suspended. A probe has also been ordered into the incident.
After a series of similar incidents shocked the country in the recent months, the state governments ordered health departments to ensure that the dead are provided quality treatment and all the available facilities. However, the plight of the poor seems far from over.
(With inputs from IANS)