Sister of Dengue Death Victim at AIIMS Meets Health Minister JP Nadda

Sister of Dengue Death Victim at AIIMS Meets Health Minister JP Nadda

The Health Minister, JP Nadda is reported to have sought an action taken report from the AIIMS administration.

New Delhi: The sister of a 21-year-old youth, who had died of dengue at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), met Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Thursday and sought justice for her brother, whose family has alleged that he died because he was not treated properly by the doctors.

Bharat Agria, son of an AIIMS staffer, who lived in the AIIMS campus, had died of dengue at the institute's campus on August 31.

The Health Minister is reported to have sought an action taken report from the AIIMS administration on the matter in two days and asked the family members to meet him on September 27 at his office in the Nirman Bhavan.

The victim's sister, Kiran said, "My brother had contracted dengue and was not treated properly. Doctors at the institute's emergency had been lax in treating my brother because of which his condition deteriorated and eventually he died."

She along with Bharat's friends gathered at the AIIMS campus during Mr Nadda's visit on the occasion of its 60th Institute Day. They wore t-shirts bearing message "Justice for Taanu".

"We want justice for Taanu (Bharat's nickname) and we want action against those doctors who were at fault so that no other patient goes through such an experience," Kiran said.

After the death incident, outraged AIIMS employees had held protests at the campus and demanded an enquiry into his death following which AIIMS constituted a committee to enquire whether doctors posted in the emergency ward had been lax in treating Bharat Agria.
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