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Bureaucratic Inertia, Systemic Callousness Claims Life Of Senior UP Journalist Amrit Mohan
There is palpable anger among the journalists over the delay in medical attention being given to the scribe
LUCKNOW || The media fraternity in Lucknow, which had yet not recovered from the shock of the untimely death of India Today, Aaj Tak television reporter Neelanshu Shukla on Tuesday, was jolted yet again on Wednesday, as senior journalist, Amrit Mohan passed away.
Amrit was a very popular journalist, working currently as a senior correspondent with the Press Trust of India (Hindi-Bhasha) had not been keeping well for the past few days.
While Shukla was claimed by COVID, Amit Mohan was claimed by the callousness and inefficiency of the district administration of Lucknow, his family and colleagues said. Desperate attempts were made by senior journalists, his friends for an ambulance, as his condition deteriorated on Wednesday morning but to no use.
Senior scribes from the PTI wrote to the district magistrate Abhishek Prakash frantically but by the time the DM, seemingly busy with other important things, responded and his personal secretary got working, the critical time had been lost.
After more than an hour of the first request being made, an ambulance reached but without a stretcher, then went back to get another with one but by then precious and life-saving time was lost. Senior journalist Rajiv Tiwari, an old friend of the deceased journalist broke the news to the media fraternity that Amrit had breathed his last.
There is palpable anger among the journalists over the delay in medical attention being given to the scribe. If this was what happens to senior journalists, accredited at the state headquarters, least said for the poor and the ones with no contacts! The News Agency mourns the demise of Amrit Mohan and slams the delay by the healthcare and administration which cost us a dear colleague!