DU Prof Wali Akhtar dies after six hospitals refuse treatment

New Delhi, June 12 (KMS): Professor Wali Akhtar Nadwi, head of the Arabic Department at the Delhi University died after he was denied treatment at around six private hospitals in New Delhi and Noida.

Professor Wali Akhtar Nadwi had shown COVID-19 symptoms but the hospitals refused to admit him.

On June 2 Professor Wali Akhtar found out that he was having a fever. Since then his family members approached around six private hospitals including Delhi’s Bansal Hospital, Fortis Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, Moolchand Hospital and Kailash Hospital in Noida but all of them refused to admit him. Some of them said they don’t admit patients having fever and some said they don’t have a bed available.

“My ailing brother was shocked and disappointed at the treatment of the hospital more than his ailment as he was emotionally a weak person. He lost hope even before the beginning of the COVID1-19 test process,” Jamil Akhtar, the younger brother of late Prof Wali Akhtar, told media.

“We were very shocked when the staff of Fortis Escort didn’t allow our entry inside the hospital, and this grieved the most to my late brother,” added Jamil Akhtar.

Former president of the Delhi University Teachers Association, Dr Aditya Narayan Mishra, in a media interview criticised healthcare authorities over Professor Akhtar’s death.

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