3 AIIMS doctors enroute to Agra killed in accident on Yamuna e-way

Three AIIMS doctors, two of them women, died early today and four others of the same institute were injured in an accident on the Yamuna Expressway near here, police said.

The seven doctors, posted as resident doctors in Emergency Medicine department of the AIIMS, were travelling to Agra from Delhi in an SUV to celebrate birthday of Dr Harshad Wankhade, who was also killed in the accident.

The SUV rammed into a canter around 2.30 AM, they said.

While three doctors died on the spot, the four others were rushed to a private hospital here. They were then referred to the AIIMS trauma centre, SP (Rural) Aditya Kumar Shukla said.

The speeding SUV rammed the canter and partially entered into it, he said, adding three of them succumbed to injuries on the accident spot, while four injured doctors were rushed to a nearby private hospital for first aid.

The deceased have been identified as Dr Yashpreet Kathpal (25), Dr Hembala (about 25), and Dr Wankhade (35).

According to Shukla, Dr Abhinava Singh, Dr Cathreen Halam, Dr Mahesh Kumar and Dr Jitendra Maurya were later rushed to the AIIMS.

According to doctors in the AIIMS, all the four injured are stable.

One of them suffered a face bone fracture and injuries to the hips, while another doctor suffered a wrist fracture. The rest of the two resident doctors suffered minor bruises, they said.

The SP said immediate help was provided as the information about the accident reached the police through dial 100.

The canter driver abandoned his vehicle and fled, the police officer said.


(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel