Monday, April 24, 2006

Lost soul

You often hear cases of death by neglience or receiving medical treatment too late - but when it happens at a medical university - you shudder to think what those professers and deans were up to!

A student is dead, is life so cheap that a lost life is just another day?

12 comments:

Ghost Particle said...

we should not stay silent in this, we should do something, make some noise, talk and tell the world.

Shamgar said...

Some thoughts on this:
1. "The shoemaker's children often go barefooted." In other words, being at a medical university in not way insures timely, skilled medical treatment. It's quite one thing to teach the theory, quite another to be able to do it quickly.

2. Some of the injuries described indicate skull trauma and the possibility of spinal trauma. No one approaching a situation like that should move the victim in any way except to prevent aspiration or to remove from immenent danger.

3. The appropriate response when assistance takes a long time to arrive, is to ask, "what delayed it?" Then once that has been determined, take the neccessary legal or civil action.

4. From the descriptions I read, much of happened here was because of emotional REACTIONS, then other equally emotional reactions to the initial ones. What was needed was RESPONSE. If you go to newspaper archives of a hundred, or even fifty years ago, you will find reporters at the scenes of tragedies asking witnesses what they THINK happened. Today, a microphone is shoved in a witness' face and he/she is asked dramatically... "how do you FEEL about what has happened?"

We have sown the wind with moving from thought to feelings and now we are reaping the whirlwind.

Sundar Narayanan said...

visithra, i dont know anyone in indian govt circles.. i am pretty sure you know bloggers who are also journalists.. should forward it to those folks and maybe something will happen.

Ramya said...

This is apalling! It shouldn't be Blank Noise though... the noise has to reverberate!!

Keshi said...

thats disgusting! No one can ignore this??

Keshi.

Nanyaar? said...

Visitra, thank you so much for the post here, the Indian students are in a state forsaken by both the Univ and the embassy, Sad to say except one newspaper in calcutta, which published about it yesterday because the boy was from Siligu, WB, no other Indian media has covered. We the Indians studuents here would appriciate any help that we can get.
We dont want this to repeat again.

NY?

Prasanna said...

that was a sad one.Shocking too.

BawangMerah said...

There is no empathy anymore. Just cold hard hearts. :(

Jeevan said...

so sad:(

sophie said...

oh my God

Gladtomeetin said...

Really Sad :-((

Art said...

It was very sad to read about such a treatment given to fellow human beings...
Hope things are favourable to the students and justice is done...