Ahmednagar: A bus carrying radiology doctors from Fortis Hospital and Tata Memorial Hospital’s center in Navi Mumbai met with a road accident early morning near Kedgaon bypass, Ahmednagar. The doctors were on their way to attend a radiology conference in Aurangabad which was organised on September 1.
22 out of the 40 doctors in the bus were injured, and they have been admitted to the nearby Max Care Hospital, Ahmednagar.
The luxury bus met with a head-on collision with a truck at Kedgaon bypass.
While the bus driver died on the spot, three out of the 22 doctors are said to be in critical condition and are being treated in the intensive critical care unit (ICCU) ward due to head injuries and fractures. Other doctors are in stable condition.
“Three out of the total 22 doctors admitted from the road accident have suffered serious injuries. One of them was kept on a ventilator; and has been shifted to Mumbai-based Fortis Hospital and the other two have been shifted to BARC Hospital. The remaining patients have suffered smaller injuries and are in stable condition,” said Shailesh Sadavarte, Administrative Manager, Max Care Hospital, Ahmednagar.
The group of radiology doctors was supposed to attend the Maharashtra Chapter of Association of Radiation Oncologist of India at Aurangabad. The 40 radiation oncology doctors from Mumbai had left in a tourist bus to attend the conference and the majority of them were from Tata Memorial Hospital. “We have sent few doctors to see the injured doctors’ condition. We will be shifting them to a Mumbai-based hospital,” stated senior public relation officer, SH Jafri, from Tata Memorial Hospital.
He added. “They left by bus at 7.30 pm on Aug 31, from Mumbai. Near Ahmednagar around 3.30 – 4.00 am there was a sudden shock to everyone on the bus and then they realize that was an accident. As per the information received from the doctor on board, unfortunately, the driver died at the site of an accident, most of the doctors have bruises/laceration.”
Three out of 22 doctors are said to be in critical condition and are being treated in the intensive critical care unit ward due to head injuries and fractures. Other doctors are in stable condition.