Some days back our Prime Minister visited a hospital in Chandigarh city for some convocation ceremony. But someone's ceremony was someone's nightmare on that fateful day.
Sumit Prakash Verma, 32, who was suffering from renal failure and other complications, allegedly died Tuesday outside the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here because the security measures for the prime minister's visit barred entry to the hospital. Tight security measures were in place and some roads and parking areas were blocked by the police during the prime minister's six-hour visit to the city, where he owns a house and has worked five decades ago.
The prime minister was telling PGIMER faculty and doctors during the institute's 30th convocation to reach out to the common person. I wish the people listening to him would not have been needed to tell this as they all call doctors profession a 'noble profession'.
I fully understand that he represents the country and that his security is very very important. But, for me life of each and every citizen of India is as important, no matter if he/she is a VVIP or a common man walking by the street.