Chief minister Shivraj Singh’s convoy passed by nonchalantly as a 22-year-old student lay by the roadside writhing in pain after being hit by a bus in front of the in-session Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday morning.
The police in the heavily secured area merely lifted the youth from the middle of the road and dumped him on the pavement to allow the CM’s cavalcade to pass by.
For 45 minutes Vikas Prasad Soniya twisted and turned in trauma as passers-by and the police looked on. He later died in the hospital. Vikas had suffered head injuries after being hit by the speeding bus and lay in a pool of blood.
When the ambulance finally arrived and took him to JP Hospital, it was the beginning of another horror story. He lay in the corridor of JP Hospital for more than 20 minutes with no medical attention coming his way. Ambulance service record shows he was brought to the hospital at 11.45 am and it was not until 12.06 pm (as per OPD registry time) that doctors attended to him. They referred Vikas to Narmada Trauma Centre, where he died two hours later.
His father, Gookul Prasad Soniya, watched helplessly as Vikas died. “My son lay unattended for more than 20 minutes. Doctors failed to clear blood entering my son’s throat as the ma chine was defunct,”
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