Blood cancer patient shifted to Lucknow hospital
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 04, 2011, 22:06
Kanpur: Blood cancer patient Alka Tiwari, who had appealed to a local court to either ask the government to bear her medical expenses or allow euthanasia, was on Tuesday admitted to Sanjay Gandhi PGI hospital in Lucknow after her condition deteriorated, her family said here.

Union Minister and Kanpur MP Shriprakash Jaiswal has requested Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for transferring Alka to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi.

Azad has agreed to the request, Jaiswal said, adding that as soon her condition stabilises, she will be shifted to AIIMS.

A local court yesterday issued notices to the Central government, the state government and District Magistrate to present their views on the matter during the next hearing on October 17, the girl's lawyer Anand Jaiswal said.

A civil suit was filed by Alka, who is suffering from cancer, on September 30 asking the government to either fund her treatment or allow euthanasia.


First Published: Tuesday, October 04, 2011, 22:06

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