Jain murder case: Three-member panel to probe hospitals’ denial of admission

Jain murder case: Three-member panel to probe hospitals’ denial of admission

Members of the Traders’ Forum hand over a memo to Jalandhar Central MLA Rajinder Beri to ensure safety of the traders.

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 22

Following the protest by traders, members of the Jain community and the family members of Sachin Jain, a 32-year-old man who was shot dead by three snatchers here on Monday night, the Deputy Commissioner on Thursday marked an inquiry into the case.

The victim, a general store owner, near Sodhal Road was seriously injured in the firing incident as a bullet pierced through his ribs and stomach.

After his death on Tuesday, a series of protests were held in the city. Residents of the area, members of the Jain community along with MLA Rajinder Beri demanded strict action against four hospitals — Joshi Hospital, Satyam Hospital, Tagore Hospital and Armaan Hospital — for denying admission to the victim.

The protesters also appealed the DC to take action against the Civil Hospital and Patel Hospital for delaying first-aid. The delay caused substantial blood loss and deepening of the wound inflicted due to the bullet. The bullet remained inside his body for over an hour.

His friends claimed that nearly 45 minutes were wasted in moving from one hospital to another.

Beri said strict action should be taken against the hospitals for not providing treatment to Jain. “As per the Supreme Court, the hospitals cannot deny treatment to any emergency patient. Hospitals are bound to provide first-aid to accident or emergency patients without asking for payments,” added Beri.

The Traders’ Forum also submitted a memorandum demanding action against the accused to the DC.

Meanwhile, DC Ghanshyam Thori formed a three-member committee to probe the allegations. The committee includes Randeep Singh Gill, Assistant Commissioner (Grievances), Dr Jyoti Sharma, DMC, Jalandhar, and Dr Varinder Thind, Assistant Civil Surgeon.

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