New Delhi: In a shocking revelation about brutal Delhi gang rape of 23-year-old paramedic on December 16 night in a moving bus, neither hospital administration nor the government had decided to airlift the victim to Singapore for further treatment. The government is also unaware of the name of the person who had offered to donate his liver to the victim and the expenditure incurred on her treatment.  

In a reply to the question asked by RTI activist, Dev Ashish Bhattacharya, the Union Health Ministry accepted that it has no knowledge of the decision to airlift the victim to Singapore hospital. The Ministry is also unaware of the expenditure incurred on her treatment.  

RTI activist Dev Ashish Bhattacharya on January 9th sought reply from PMO, which had been keeping vigil on the gang rape issue. Shri SE Rizvi, DS and CPIO, PMO said that letters have been sent to the Home Ministry and Health Ministry to provide information regarding this.

On February 6th, Home Ministry official S Sudha asked the RTI applicant that the ministry has nothing to inform on the issue, while the Health Ministry replied that it has no information regarding the expenditure incurred on the treatment of gang rape victim.

Replying to a question over revealing the name of doctor on whose advice the victim was flown to Singapore, Under Secretary BL Meena said that the Health Ministry has sought information from Safdarjung Hospital regarding this.    

Commenting on the issue, the RTI activist said that the government on December 26th dispatched the gang rape victim to Singapore to grab headlines.


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