Hyderabad: Doctor A.K Meena, Professor of Neurology at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) Hyderabad, days after she suffered a cardiac arrest in the UK, passed away on Saturday.
The doctor was admitted to St Bartholomew’s Hospital – W Smithfield in London where the doctors categorised her condition as ‘serious’. The professor was been put on a ventilator for 48 hours, however, took her last breath on January 18th.
While she was in a critical condition, the NIMS management wrote to the Special Chief Secretary – (health, medical & family welfare department-government of Telangana), requesting the state to provide financial help in case the hospital bill exceeds her travel insurance.
The letter read, Dr A. K Meena, while attending a conference in UK Professor Meena suffered a cardiac arrest and was resuscitated in the venue. Her condition kept deteriorating, the hospital administrators in UK have communicated on her serious condition. NIMS is coordinating with Dr Vishnu -Neurologist from AIMS who is part of the same conference’. This letter was before the professor took her last breath.
The NIMS management has decided to send to London Dr B. Srinivas – clinical haematologist on the institutions expenses. However, have requested the government to fund the hospital bill if the cost exceeds the travel insurance.