Malaysian NRI dies from cardiac
arrest at Mumbai Airport, wife blames authorities
Mumbai, Jan 24, 2008
On Thursday morning, NRI Girdharimal Jagjivan, 69, passenger
died from cardiac arrest at the Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International
Girdharimal Jagjivan and his wife arrived from Malaysia and after
collecting their luggage he collapsed.
According to his wife, the airport official doctor arrived 20
minutes after the collapse and the ambulance reached 30 minutes
According to CNN-IBN report, Jagjivan's co-passengers claimed
that the doctor who came to attend him was drunk. The Malaysian
Airlines crew was also asked for help but they, too, did nothing,
according to the passengers.
The airport authorities said:
- Our doctor look after the patient with CPR and medical treatment
but there was no response.
- Mr. Girdharimal Jagjivan was then taken out to a waiting
ambulance where he was administered treatment again but he did
not respond after which he was declared dead.
- One passenger who was a doctor also provide him medical treatment.
The airport authorities denied any medical negligence in their
part. His wife had told the doctor that her husband did not take
prescribed medication who was suffering from hypertension