AIIMS Paramedical Student Dies due to alleged medical negligence, students hold protest.

The deceased allegedly complained of suffocation and breathing issues to his friends. When his friends asked for help from hospital authorities, they were reportedly denied an ambulance and told that Malviya was not a hotelier, according to students.

AIIMS Paramedical Student Death

The paramedical students of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) staged a protest on Saturday against the hospital administration following the death of one optometry student.

The agitated students claimed that the death was caused due to the negligence of the hospital administration and that had the authorities provided them with a hostel within the hospital premises, the student’s life could have been saved.

Abhishek Malviya, a first-year student of optometry, sadly passed away three days after complaining of suffocation and breathing issues. His friends had to ask for help from the hospital authorities, but were reportedly denied an ambulance because Malviya was not a hotelier and such services are not supposed to be extended to students residing outside the hospital campus. 

It took 2-3 hours for Malviya to reach the AIIMS emergency, where he was declared critical and subsequently shifted to the new private ward of the hospital.He was later diagnosed with H1N1 (influenza) and his lungs’ function collapsed when he was placed on ECMO.

Now the students are claiming that they are receiving threats from the authorities to stop the protests. The students claimed hostel superintendent Dr Sandip Aggarwal threatened them, saying, “Course chor do ya mar jao, jo marzi karo, nahi mil skta hostel tumhe.” (Leave your course or die, do whatever you want, you won’t get a hostel).