FROM OUR CORRSPONDENT
SILCHAR, Nov 8: A 72-year-old man died after he accidentally fell into the lift pit of South City Hospital here on Friday midnight. The person has been identified as Kabindra Das. The family members of the diseased have accused the hospital staff for Kabindra Das’s death. They said that negligence on part of the magement as they kept the lift working without operator which led to the gruesome incident. Kabindra Das was a resident of Meherpur Shivalik Park, near the hospital. Kabindra Das had his son Prajesh Das and daughter-in-lawn Jantu Das as his attendants.
Sandip Saha, the mager of the hospital who was on duty, informed the incident occurred around 2:30 am at night. The hospital staff heard a thud noise. One of the patient’s attendants was also seen running down from third floor towards the lift. In the aftermath, the attendants and other people along with the magement saw a body lying in the basement. The family members filly identified the body.
Kalpa Das, daughter of the deceased, informed the media that her father had been admitted to the hospital on Friday evening after he had complained of severe chest pain. He was suffering from cough. He was being treated by Dr S R Bhattacharjee. Kalpa further alleged her father met an untimely death due to negligence on part of the hospital authorities. The hospital staff is so lax that they did not even notice that her father had fallen off to the lift pit.
It should be mentioned here that previously there had been allegations by the common public against the hospital magement of ignoring the condition of the lift. It was alleged that the collapsible gate of the lift could be opened even if the cabin was on another floor. On the other hand, Mridul Majumder, the maging director of the hospital, refused to accept the allegations regarding the technical faults of the lift. He said the accident is unfortute and they are fully cooperating with the police in the investigation.
“We are saddened at the unfortute untimely demise of Kabindraa Das. The moment I was informed about the accident, I had rushed to the hospital and informed the police who arrived along with the CRPF to keep the situation under control.” Mazumder expressed his sympathies with the bereaved family of the patient. Police sources said that they would examine the CCTV footage to know the exact details behind the incident.