50-Year-Old Man dies on way to hospital due to I-Day preparations delay traffic : On Saturday morning, a 50-year-old man being rushed to a hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest died on the way as I-Day preparations at Rajghat caused traffic diversion.
According to a report in The Indian Express that Kailash Chand Maurya suffered the heart attack around 9.30 am at his home, his family rushed him to Irwin Hospital in Daryaganj.
The son of the deceased, Bhupinder said that it took about an hour to cover the 15-minute distance from their house to the hospital. On arrival at the hospital, the doctors declared Maurya dead. The delay was caused due to full dress rehearsal for August 15.
The son said that I took an vehicle for the hospital in Daryaganj. I went towards Geeta Colony flyover and took a U-turn towards Rajghat, but I found that the road was barricaded by the police. After this I went for ITO, but the ITO road also barricaded.
At last I took the route through IP Estate to Bhairon Singh Marg and then route to the hospital. When we reached the hospital, we already been an hour late. The doctors at hospital declared my father dead.
Bhupinder had failed to mention to the police that his father needed immediate medical treatment.
Police called the incident ‘sad’. The police said that they would have let the deceased pass had the family told them it was a medical emergency.