In Delhi airport's world-class T3, AIIMS professor bleeds for 1-hr over lack of medical aid

Login   |  Register Now

Follow us with

In Delhi airport's world-class T3, AIIMS professor bleeds for 1-hr over lack of medical aid

Posted on : Tuesday 26th of December 2017

NEW DELHI: In New Delhi airport's world-class Terminal 3, a senior professor from AIIMS Jodhpur, severely bleeding from the forehead, frantically searched for medical aid for more than an hour, without any success.

Dr Prem Prakash Sharma, kept searching for the medical aid room at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), which was reportedly locked.

Incidentally, there's a lavish Medanta clinic inside the airport but both the professor and the airport staff were unaware of it.

The incident took place on December 19.

Fifty-seven-year-old Sharma, who works as an Assistant Professor (Biostatistician) at AIIMS Jodhpur, arrived at the Delhi airport's T3 terminal to catch an Air India (AI) flight to Vishakhapatnam.

"I was trying to take out my luggage from the cab's trunk when it fell on my head and I fell down. Seconds later, when I got up with the driver's assistance, I noticed that my forehead was bleeding. I tried to contain the blood flow with my handkerchief but it did not stop. So then I approached my airline's counter to seek medical assistance," Sharma told DNA.

The airline staff failed to find any medical assistance for him, who was still struggling to control the blood flow.

"No medical or paramedical staff was available nearby. Finally, the airline staff apologised to me. Later, a woman at an information counter, who had a first aid kit, helped me. Luckily, the bleeding had stopped by then," Sharma said, adding, "I got proper dressing and Tetanus injections after reaching Visakhapatnam."

The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) authorities, meanwhile, claimed that sufficient medical facilities are available at the airport, including a Medanta clinic.

Sharma, however, said that neither he nor the airline staff was aware of any such facility.

"Surprisingly, out of hundreds of airport staff on the floor, none came forward to offer help as we roamed around. It was shocking for me to learn that on an international airport like IGIA, no first aid facility could be availed. Fortunately, it was not a major accident. Had this happened to a tourist or an international passenger, it would have been an insult for the country," the professor said.

Courtesy : Zeenews

Disclaimer: The contents or any information provided here is strictly personal and way4indians.com does not hold any responsibility or liability on them. We shall endeavor to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libelous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.

More Articles

Indian Navy Rescues 2 Crew Members ..

KOCHI: The Indian Navy today rescued two crew members stranded inside an Indonesia...

PAM ‘rejects’ any contract with sa..

KUWAIT CITY : The post of former minister of Education Dr Ahmed Al-Mulaifion his Twitter account in which he said a l...

80% of Kuwaitis believe use of ‘wast..

KUWAIT CITY : The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released a report on promoting growth and inclusiveness ...

Water Crosses 75 Percent In Nashik ..

MUMBAI: Nearly half a dozen districts in North and Central Maharashtra received a ...

6,000 e-passports issued daily..

KUWAIT CITY : The issuance of e-passports is proceeding at a steady pace, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a security so...

50 Wealthy Indians To Face Tax Scru..

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax Department has decided to re-assess the tax returns of o...

Bangalore mid-air doom averted afte..

Mumbai: Nearly 330 passengers had a narrow escape after two IndiGo planes averted ...

National Testing Agency (NTA) To Co..

NEW DELHI: Education Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced that the national le...

Rush to get e-passports – ‘Old pas..

KUWAIT CITY : The Directorate- General of Nationality, Passports and Travel Documents said there is coordination betw...

Customs officer urges passengers not t..

KUWAIT CITY : Director of Air Customs Department at the General Administration of Customs, Walid Al-Nasser, has calle...

India To Get Control Of Sri Lanka A..

COLOMBO: India has agreed to form a joint venture with Sri Lanka to operate the co...

Prayers Mark Dalai Lama's 83rd Birt..

LEH: Special prayers were held in this mountainous district of Ladakh in Jammu and...

Advertisements

Copyright © 2012-2018, All rights Reserved   |  www.way4indians.com  |  This Logo is a trademark of Way4Indians. For Enquires, please contact : info@way4indians.com