|Jalpaiguri district footballer Mahesh Thapa dies on-field after injury|
A football player's tragic death on field has once again thrown lights on the lack of medical aid in football grounds in India. The death happened in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district when the player was moved from one hospital to another.
24-year-old Mahesh Thapa, who is a known player for the district crashed down after colliding with opponent goalkeeper in a floodlit match at Netaji Vidyapith Ground on outskirts of Jalpaiguri town. Thapa is the son of a retired police officer and a known star of the district football team.
As per the reports from the local witnesses, Mahesh Thapa was moved from Raikatpara Sports Association Japaiguri district hospital in a two-wheeler s there were no ambulance stationed in the ground.
The player's condition grew bad when he was denied admission in the Intensive Coronary Unit. Later Thapa was carried to a private nursing home where he was once again denied admission due to lack of beds.
The third hospital in which he was attended by the doctors, gave the news that he is dead. In 2004 a same kind of death happened to Dempo Sports Club's Brazilian striker Cristiano Junior who died after colliding with Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Subrata Paul in the Federation cup final at Bangalore.
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