According to a Twitter thread written by a physician of Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who is currently in Tihar Jail is allegedly being denied necessary medical care and police authorities are denying him access to AIIMS.
Harjit Singh Bhatti, the former President of the resident doctors’ association (RDA) at AIIMS and the National President of the Progressive Medicos and Scientists Forum (PMSF), took to Twitter to explain the situation.
“I am writing this as a physician of @BhimArmyChief Chandrashekar Bhai. He is suffering from a disease which requires biweekly phlebotomy from AIIMS, New Delhi under Haematology Department from where he is under treatment from last 1 years,” Bhatti wrote.
“If not done, then his blood might get thicker which may results into sudden cardiac arrest or stroke. I was told that Chandrashekar bhai repeatedly told Delhi police about his medical condition in Tihar jail but the police authorities are not allowing him to visit AIIMS ”
“This is inhuman and clear violation of human rights. Everyone have right to access medical care. I request @DelhiPolice & @AmitShah to bring him to AIIMS, get him admitted and let him get his treatment otherwise you will be responsible for any untoward incident” he added.
A phlebotomy, incidentally, is the process of making a puncture in a vein with a canule to draw blood.
“knowingly denying treatment for life threatening disease is not less than a culpable homicide. this is clear violation of human rights and intentional murder of people’s voice. delhi police, amit shah and Narendra Modi is responsible this ” Bhatti wrote.