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Kin Of Girl Killed In Road Accident Slams NIMS

The family of 9-year-old Ramya who died after a road accident caused by drunk youngsters on July 1 alleged that NIMS' negligence caused her death.
Hyderabad | 10th July 2016
Ramesh, a kin of 9-year-old Ramya who died today from injuries sustained in a road accident after battling for her life for nine days, said that NIMS was responsible for her death.

He alleged that the NIMS doctors ignored the critically-injured child for four hours citing unavailability of scanning equipment, and that they casually said that she was being kept under observation instead of taking emergency measures.

The family members claimed that the girl would have survived had the doctors started the treatment early on.

"She was conscious for two hours after the accident, and with no proper medical aid coming from the NIMS doctors, turned unconscious afterwards, and her chances of survival diminished," they said.

"The doctors bluntly told us to take the girl to Yashoda Hospital if we wanted better treatment," Ramesh said.

The family members addressed their grievance to Telangana minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav at Care Hospital before the girl's body was shifted to Osmania General Hospital for a post mortem on Sunday.

Expressing his deep condolences to the family, Yadav personally monitored the post-mortem arrangements, and assured an inquiry into the behaviour of the doctors at NIMS.

He also said that the government was taking a serious note of the accident itself, and would ensure strict action against the accused.

"The police have booked a case under IPC Section 304 (2) (B), and will try the accused for criminal negligence as the driver was underage, drunk, and did not hold a license. The police are also trying to book the other five passengers in the car, who were all drunk at that time, along with the accused," the minister said.

For those who came in late, an accident at the Banjara Hills - Panjagutta flyover on July 1 claimed the lives of Ramya and her paternal uncle, and left two others - her mother and her paternal grandfather - critically injured.

Ramya's mother Radhika, who is undergoing treatment at Yashoda Hospital, was taken in a medical van to her home to take a final look at her daughter's body. Ramya's grandfather is still in a serious condition, and is undergoing treatment in an ICU.
filed in:  Accidents, Road Accidents, Crime, Hyderabad Crime, NIMS, Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Children, Hospitals, Doctors, Drunken Driving, Deaths
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