Five medicos died in road accident while 17 injured

Monday, March 14, 2016

  • 46 medicos of Osmania Medical College were travelling Dhanunjaya Travels bus from Amalapuram to Hyderabad.
  • Driver is said to have been in alcoholic condition
  • Students were returning after attending a sports meet

In a ghasty road accident that took place at Gollapudi near Vijayawada on Monday night, five Osmania Medical College students and a bus driver of a private bus died while another 17 students were injured seriously.

According to sources, 46 Osmania Medical College students had gone to Amalapuram to attend a sports meet four days ago. There were returning from Amalapuram to Hyderabad on Dhanunjaya Travels Bus (AP 28 TB 1166) when the driver lost control hit a road divider and later a huge tree killing all four students and driver on the spot and another on the way to hospital. As many as 17 medicos sustained serious injuries. Students alleged that the driver of the bus was in a drunken state when the accident took place. The locals have shifted the injured to Andhra Hospital at Gollapudi.

The deceased are Matcha Pranay (Saroornagar), Vijay Teja (Kutbullapur), Uday (Karimnagar), Giri Lakshman (Adilabad) driver Vemula Sivayya.

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One Firoz Khan purchased 18 Volvo buses. The run time for the Volvo bus is 12 lakh kilometers. The bus that met with the accident is a time barred one and these buses are duly painted and repaired and are put to use by Dhanunjaya Travels.

  • KCR directs Nayanani to rush to the spot:Meanwhile Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhara Rao expressing his deep shock directed the Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Rao to go to the spot and supervise the operations. He asked the injured to shift to Hyderabad for more improved medical aid in case of necessity.
  • Medicos and doctors stage protest:: Meanwhile, medical students and doctors stages protest at Osmania Medical College questioning the management why it sent the students by private bus when college bus is available. He alleged that the College principal and vice-principal are responsible for the accident. They demanded their immediate resignation. Tension prevails at the Osmania Medical College. Minister for Medical and Health Ch.Lakshma Reddy said that the government would order a probe over the incident.
  • YSRCP chief Jagan express shock: YSRCP president Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed shock over the accident and demanded the government to order a probe. He also demanded payment of ex-gratia to the kin of the families of the deceased. Six of the students are undergoing treatment in ICU while surgeries are being performed on two severally injured medicos.
  • 23 medicos were discharged:: Krishna district collector A.Babu today called on the Osmania Medical College students who were undergoing treatment and Andhra Hospital. He enquired about it from the students and also of the health condition from doctors. Speaking to press, he said that 23 medical students were discharged from the hospital while another 8 students are under treatment. He said efforts are being made to shift them to Hyderabad.
  • Two students given ventilator support: Senior pulmonologist M. Ravindranath of Andhra Hospital in Bhavanipuram, who attended on the victims, said the condition of Rajesh is very serious and the condition of another student Sujit who is also on ventilator is better. The condition of seven students under going treatment in the intensive care ward is said to be stable. One student has a collar bone frature, another has a knee cap fracture and yet another has multiple cuts on the face.
  • Condition of Rajesh Kumar critical::The condition of second year student Sangaraboina Rajesh Kumar from Warangal who was undergoing treatment at Andhra Hospitals, Bhavanipuram branch is said to be very critical. There was slight improvement in the condition of third year student Kandula Suijith Reddy, Rajesh and Sujith suffered head injuries. The condition of six others were admitted to the intensive care ward was stable, said senior pulmonologist M.Ravindranath. He further said that they performed surgery to set right the keen cap of one student, the broken forearm of another and the collarbone of a girl student. 15 stoutens sustained minor injuries. Meanwhile, both the cornea of the fourth year student Macha Pranay Rajam Ram who was killed were donated.

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