AMU professor battling cancer dies after waiting for ambulance for six hours

26 October, 2016

In yet another case of medical negligence, a Aligarh Muslim University professor has died at the varsity’s hospital after authorities couldn’t arrange an ambulance for him for over six hours, news agency ANI reported on Wednesday.

Reflecting on D Murthy’s medical condition, Dr. Mohammad Aslam of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) said that the deceased professor had been battling cancer and was on ventilator, adding that he was referred to a Delhi hospital after his condition deteriorated following surgery.

Shaikh Mastan, a friend of Murthy, alleged that ambulance couldn’t be arranged in time as there was no coordination between the Chief Medical Officer and the doctor.

Meanwhile, the AMU spokesperson has stated that a special team has been constituted to investigate the matter, insisting that they will leave no stone unturned in penalising the people at fault.

Murthy was the chairman of AMU’s department of modern Indian languages.