Three AIIMS doctors of JPN Apex trauma center (Emergency Department) of AIIMS died early today in a fatal road traffic accident at the Yamuna Expressway, while four other doctors survived the accident with injuries. The seven doctors, posted as resident doctors in Emergency Medicine department of the AIIMS, were travelling to Agra from Delhi in an SUV (Innova car) to celebrate birthday of Dr Harshad Wankhade, who was also killed in the accident. The SUV rammed into a canter around 2.30 AM.
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 (Innova) 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 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.