Hyderabad: A PhD student at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) died of dengue fever at a private hospital on Sunday. Odisha’s Rasmi Ranjan Suna succumbed to dengue and the students protested against the University Health Centre’s (UHC) doctors, blaming them for Suna’s death.

According to reports, the students alleged that the inability of UHC doctors to provide proper medical advice to students had taken the life of Suna.

The students said Suna, a PhD scholar at the School of Physics had visited UHC for a medical checkup last Monday. And he was given tablets and advised rest.

However, Suna later complained of body pain to the same doctors at the health centre and they referred him to a private hospital in Indira Nagar.

The students alleged that though they asked the duty doctor to refer Suna to a different hospital in Nallagandla, Serilingampally, he still sent Suna to the Indira Nagar hospital saying he was suffering from only viral fever.

He was admitted to the same hospital after his health condition worsened. Since there was no improvement, Suna was rushed to another private hospital which then confirmed Suna was suffering from dengue but due to organ damage, his health condition had become critical.

The students demanded that the university provide a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the family of the deceased. The said Suna lost his life only because of the lack of knowledge of UHC doctors.

The students also said that the hospitals which are referred to by UHC doctors must be reviewed and there should be a proper medical advice given to them.