New Delhi: In a shocking revelation, there were serious lapses in the treatment of the Delhi gang-rape victim at Safdurjung hospital. In a reply to  RTI activist Ashish Bhattacharya who had  sought information in this regard from the Home Ministry, it has been said that there was no neurologist nor cardiologist in the hospital to treat the victim.

The RTI which was filed on December 20 had sought to know whether the government had roped in India's best doctors to treat the vicitm? The Home Ministry referred the RTI request to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). However, the hospital sent back the request to the ministry saying that the vicitm was not treated at AIIMS but Safdurjung hospital.

Later the Safdurjung Hospital revealed that the head of AIIMS Trauma Centre, Prof MC Mishra, and gastrointestinal surgeon of the GB Pant Hospital, Prof Anil Agarwal, were called in for treating the vicitm. Head of the surgery department of the Safdurjung hospital Dr Sunil Kumar, senior surgeon Rajkumar and Dr PK Verma of the anesthesia department were also among the doctors treating the rape vicitm. This goes on to show that the team of doctors did not consist of a cardiologist or a neurologist highlighting serious lapses in the treatment of December 16 gang-rape victim.

JPN/Bureau

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