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Car accident at OGH: Victims lay unattended

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 1, 2017, 2:22 am IST
Updated Sep 1, 2017, 5:45 am IST
It took a hue and cry from onlookers to force staff to attend to mishap victim.
Ninety-five-year old retired IDPL employee Mohammed Omar being taken on a stretcher after a car hit five outpatients on OG’s premises.  (Photo: DC)
 Ninety-five-year old retired IDPL employee Mohammed Omar being taken on a stretcher after a car hit five outpatients on OG’s premises. (Photo: DC)

Hyderabad: It took 20 minutes to take Mrs Qamar Begum, who had come from Rajendranagar along with her daughter Arifa Begum to consult a doctor for her heart-related problems from the accident site to the emergency wing. 

Mrs Qamar Begum was in a lot of pain and had taken a token as she waited for her turn to see the doctor when the accident took place. 

When the car hurtled towards her at great speed, she had little time to move; her right leg got fractured. The woman was in a lot of pain but was lying unattended. It took a hue and cry from onlookers to spur the hospital staff to get a stretcher for her. 

Even after that it took around 20 minutes for a doctor to attend her. Ms Arifa Begum said, “We were alone and I called my brothers who rushed to the hospital. After they complained, the doctors treated us.” Mrs Qamar’s fractured right leg had to be amputated. Her left leg is also fractured. 

Her son Syed Amir Ahmed said, “My mother is diabetic and has high blood sugar. She came to OGH because of cardiac problems. We waited for over three hours to know the line of treatment but there was no doctor.”

Mr Amir Ahmed was also asked to file a police complaint and has been shuttling between the police station and hospital.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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