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Noida: Man dies, kin lock up CHC doctor in ambulance | Noida News – Times of India

Noida: Man dies, kin lock up CHC doctor in ambulance | Noida News - Times of India

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NOIDA: A 35-year-old man with dipping oxygen levels died within minutes of being taken to the Dadri community health centre (CHC) on Tuesday morning, triggering protests from the family during which the emergency doctor on the shift was locked up inside the ambulance for some time.
Shiv Kumar, who worked as a labourer, had a kidney infection and had been unwell for the past five-six days, his family said. When Kumar’s condition deteriorated on Monday night, he was taken to the CHC, but the staffers there refused to admit him, saying he needs to be taken to a bigger facility, his family alleged.
“He was taken to Felix hospital in Sector 137, where he got a CT scan done but was not admitted. His oxygen saturation level was very low. It had dipped to 61. An oxygen cylinder was arranged on Monday night itself from a relative. He was tested for Covid on Sunday and Monday but had tested negative both times,” Kumar’s cousin Praveen told TOI.
Early on Tuesday morning, Kumar’s condition deteriorated, he added. “He was then taken to the CHC. Till about 20-25 minutes, doctors did not come out to treat him. The CHC staff issued a referral letter but he died in the ambulance itself,” Praveen said.
As protests broke out and Dr Amit Kumar was locked inside the ambulance, police were called to the spot. The hospital staff also filed a police complaint. Dr Sanjeev Saraswat, medical superintendent of the Dadri CHC, said oxygen saturation levels of the patient had dipped to 45 and he needed a ventilator. “There was no time to bring the patient down from the ambulance to the emergency wing. He needed a ventilator immediately and a referral letter was prepared for them by Dr Amit. However, the family was agitated and they locked up the doctor. Police WERE called and a complaint was given, but later, the doctor decided not to go ahead with any action against them,” he said.

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