University professor dies waiting for ambulance for over six hours

Aligarh Muslim University's professors have alleged negligence on part of the hospital's administration. (Representative image) Photograph:( AFP )

WION Uttar Pradesh, India Oct 26, 2016, 05.28 AM (IST)

A senior professor of India's Aligarh Muslim University in northern Uttar Pradesh state died on Tuesday after the university was unable to arrange an ambulance for over six hours.  

Professor D Murthy was suffering from cancer and was on the ventilator. Professor Murthy's condition deteriorated after undergoing surgery and the university hospital's doctors advised that he should be taken to Delhi. 

His friend, professor Shaikh Mastan, claimed that there was a lack of coordination between the chief medical officer (CMO) and the doctors. 

The university's professors have alleged negligence on part of the hospital's administration. 

AMU has formed a team to investigate the matter and said the people responsible will be punished. 

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Professor Murthy was the head of Department of Modern Indian Languages. 

(WION with inputs from ANI)