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Asthma patient dies due to empty Oxygen cylinder in ambulance; NHRC issues notice to UP Govt
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a patient of Asthma died as the oxygen cylinder was empty in the Ambulance in Chandpur area of Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh.

The deceased Mohd Aslam, aged 55 years and a resident of Chandpur area of Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh suffered a severe attack of Asthma. His family members called at 108 for an ambulance. But en route hospital, the oxygen cylinder installed in the ambulance was found empty.

Taking a serious view of the alleged medical negligence, the NHRC has issued a notice to UP government through its Secretary, Department of Medical Health & Family Welfare.

The NHRC has asked the authorities concerned to submit a detailed report within four weeks. It has observed that it is shocked to peruse the painful news report that a human life could not be saved even after timely arrival of the ambulance because the oxygen cylinder, which is the most crucial and important life saving apparatus, was not functional.

"This is a case of sheer negligence on the part of the concerned officers amounting to violation of right to life of the patient," the NHRC said in its statement.

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