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'Cong played politics in shifting victim'

New Delhi, Dec 28, 2012, DHNS:

Govt is not equipped to handle such cases, says BJP

The city BJP unit has accused the Congress government of playing politics by shifting the gang rape victim to a Singapore hospital.

City BJP president Vijender Gupta said the victim’s treatment and the manner in which she has been transferred have exposed weaknesses in Delhi’s healthcare system.

The party said the government shifted the girl deliberately to Singapore despite her critical condition only to save itself from any possible trouble.

BJP said critical care specialists should have been consulted before taking such a decision.
Medanta Medicity chairperson Dr Naresh Trehan told Gupta that he was called on December 26 to look at the girl’s condition. By then the government had already taken the decision to send her to Singapore.

Medanta was assigned the job of shifting her from the hospital to the airport, and then to the Singapore hospital under the supervision of its doctors.

Gupta spoke to the victim’s family members, who said there was swelling in her brain and she had difficulty in breathing. Her condition is deteriorating.

Accusing mishandling of the situation at Safdarjung Hospital, Gupta said despite MRI and CT scans over 11 days, doctors could not detect the brain injury. He said this raises questions on her treatment at the hospital. He said the entire episode of her treatment has exposed the dismal condition of healthcare in the city.

The fact that the ambulance was called from Medanta to shift her to the airport shows the government itself is not equipped to handle such cases.

Gupta said there is no facility of air ambulance in premier government hospitals such as the AIIMS trauma centre, although many private hospitals boast of it.


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