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Sikkim: Dr. Sanjay Upreti of STNM succumbs to injuries; Governor expresses condolences

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Dr. Sanjay Upreti who was assaulted on December 14, at the STNM hospital in Gangtok succumbed to the wounds he sustained. Reportedly, Dr. Sanjay Upreti, age 45, died at 3 AM on Friday at Neotia Hospital in Siliguri.

What happened?

Sikkim Doctor Sikkim The North-Eastern Chronicle

Dr. Upreti was stabbed by one Thinlay Bhutia at the STNM hospital in Gangtok while he was trying to save a sanitary staff member under attack. Dr. Sanjay Upreti was stabbed near his crotch in the event, and his left leg had to be amputated as a result.

Dr. Upreti and his sanitary assistant Kalawati Chettri were transported to Siliguri for medical treatment on December 15 under the orders of Sikkim Chief Minister PS Tamang.

Kalawati Chettri, on the other hand, is claimed to have a serious medical ailment and is struggling for his life. Dr. Upreti was a leading heart surgeon at the STNM Hospital in Gangtok.

What did the Police say?

“Angry with his girlfriend for refusing to talk to him when she was in a hospital in Gangtok, Sikkim, attending to a sick family member, the man embarks on a violent rampage, attacking the doctor and sanitation attendant,” police added. Dr. Upreti died in the early hours of Friday morning due to multi-organ failure.

Kalawati Chettri, a sanitary attendant, is still fighting for her life at the hospital after suffering a serious abdomen injury and significant bleeding. Despite her near-fatal injuries, she was resuscitated and is now stable.

Ganga Prasad, the Governor of Sikkim, expressed grief over news of Dr. Sanjay’s demise.

Here’s the Tweet:

About Dr Sanjay Upreti

Dr. Upreti worked as a doctor in Sikkim for over 16 years. He received his MBBS and MD degrees from the King George Medical University in Uttar Pradesh and the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal, Manipur, respectively. His invasive cardiology residency was completed at Medanta’s The Medicity in Gurugram.

Also read: STNM HOSPITAL STAFF PROTEST AGAINST ATTACK ON DOCTORS IN GANGTOK

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