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Malaysian NRI dies from cardiac arrest at Mumbai Airport, wife blames authorities

Mumbai, Jan 24, 2008
Ashok Shah

On Thursday morning, NRI Girdharimal Jagjivan, 69, passenger died from cardiac arrest at the Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

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 later.

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