“They told us that he was a big doctor and he won’t allow any disturbance in the ambulance. We didn’t know he wasn’t a doctor,” said the boy’s father.
Kolkata: In a shocking incident reported in the area, an air-conditioning mechanic has been booked for impersonating as a doctor while transporting a patient in a critical care ambulance. Two culprits have been arrested in this case, the fake doctor and the driver.
The case is of a 15 year old class X student, Arijit Das who was admitted to Annapurna Nursing Home in Burdwan with complained of fever. The boy’s condition slowly deteriorated and he complained of chest pains after which his family decided to shift him to Rabindranath Tagore International Institute for Cardiac Sciences (RTIICS) for further treatment.
They requested both, a critical care ambulance and a doctor through the nursing home for the 105-km journey to Kolkata.
“We agreed to pay Rs 8,000 for the ambulance and another Rs 8,000 for the doctor. But when we wanted to sit with Arijit and the doctor in the ambulance, the driver didn’t allow us. We were asked to hire another vehicle,” Ranjit Das, Arijit’s father told TOI.
The boy’s father and brother started suspecting the two, when they saw the driver fixing the oxygen cylinder instead of the doctor. Meanwhile, when they reached the hospital, Arijit was declared brought dead by the doctors.
The family discovered at the hospital that the doctor accompanying Arijit was an air-conditioning mechanic, Sarfarajuddin, who first claimed that he was a technician who assisted doctors at Annapurna Nursing Home, but later confessed.
“They told us that he was a big doctor and he won’t allow any disturbance in the ambulance. We didn’t know he wasn’t a doctor,” Ranjit told NDTV.
While the nursing home claims of having no connection whatsoever with the culprit , the police has launched an investigation on the case.