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'Over 11,500 patients died at AIIMS in 3 years'

Over 11,500 patients died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the past three years while undergoing treatment, an RTI reply has revealed.

Dr S Sathpathy, a professor with the department of hospital administration at AIIMS, said 11,566 patients died during their stay in the main hospital, the Cardio-Thoracic and Neuro-Sciences centre, R P Centre and the casualty in the past three years.

Based on RTI seeking information regarding the number of deaths in the hospital in the past three years,  "So many deaths and still then organ donation has not taken up in the hospital. Nearly eight organs can be retrieved from one body. It's unfortunate that people are still reluctant to donate.

Quoting the RTI reply, "Of the total 4,100 deaths reported in 2008-2009, 797 happened in the casualty, 2,380 in the main hospital and 923 in the C N Centre. In the following year, a total of 4,159 deaths took place including 431 in the casualty, 2700 in the Main hospital and 978 in the C N Centre.

"In 2010-2011, 738 deaths were reported in the casualty, 2,586 in the main hospital and 853 in the C N Centre."

 "A total of nine deaths have happened in the past three years in the R P Centre at AIIMS. Besides this, 960 patients were declared brought dead in the past three years, RTI reply said.

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