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Prime Minister's security claims life again?

Dec 20, 2010 07:49 AM IST India India

New Delhi: A man allegedly died of a heart attack after being stuck in traffic in the national Capital. His family says Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s convoy delayed his reaching hospital at Rajghat.

Security for politicians claimed another life in the National Capital.

The victim, Anil Jain's family has blamed the PM's security for his death. They say, Anil, who had suffered a heart attack was forced to wait for nearly half an hour because traffic was brought to a halt near Rajghat as the PM's convoy was passing through the area.

The patient was denied treatment at two of the city hospital due to lack of facilities before he started for JB Pant hospital.

According to the doctors, they could have saved the patient if he had been brought in a little early.

This is not the first time that the PM's security has been blamed for a patient’s death. Earlier, in July, an 8-year-old victim died in Kanpur while waiting in his car because roads were blocked during the PM's visit to IIT.

In November, 2009, a kidney patient died after security refused to let him enter into a Chandigarh hospital because the PM was visiting the city.

The Prime Minister had apologized and ordered an inquiry in both cases. He's also promised to prevent a repeat of the tragedy.