Railway’s negligence kills a man who did not receive treatment in ‘Golden Hour’

Railway activist blamed that there was no 108 ambulance stationed outside LTT station


On Sunday, November 12, 2017, a passenger lost his life for not receiving treatment in the golden hour.

Deceased Abdul Gani Ansari (45) was standing in a queue at LTT station to board a train for Gorakhpur. He started feeling uneasy, after which he vomited and fell unconscious. As there was no 108 ambulance available at LTT station, GRP personnel called for an ambulance from Rajawadi Hospital. When the passenger reached the hospital, he was declared dead on arrival. 

Railway employee and social activist Ajay Bose told Mid Day, "On November 4, I had complained to all concerned regarding the withdrawal of 108 ambulance service from LTT in September, but no one paid heed."

Meanwhile, Dnyaneshwar Shelke, CEO of 108 ambulances, told Mid Day that they sent an ambulance as soon as they received the call but in some time they received another call saying there was no need of sending.