GUWAHATI, July 25 - A sizeable crowd carried out a protest on the premises of the Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) here late last night after an elderly person allegedly died without getting treatment.
According to Officer-in-charge of Panbazar Police Station Hemen Pathak, the incident took place after one Gokul Chasoni, 70, from Dimakhuli locality of Udalguri district breathed his last in the hospital.
�The person was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday morning and the hospital authorities released him by evening. But suddenly he breathed his last. After his death, a section of the people protested against the hospital authorities alleging medical negligence,� Dr Pahary Konwar, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Panbazar, told The Assam Tribune.
Panbazar PS OC Pathak said the deceased was accompanied by his wife and as their financial condition was pathetic, his wife, aged around 60, was unable to taken the body back home. So, after the postmortem the police arranged a vehicle free of cost to carry the body home.