Marijuana found in urine sample of hospitalised student: SAU administration- EdexlivePosted by On

Responding to queries on the administration’s refusal to pay the hospital bills of student Ammar Ahmed, the South Asian University, New Delhi, has claimed that a medical report from the hospital in which the student was admitted found marijuana in his urine samples. The insurance claim was found inadmissible, after which, the varsity ceased paying Ammar’s hospital bills, said SAU in a statement. 

Ammar Ahmed, a first-year Masters’s student at the university, was rusticated for allegedly participating in large-scale protests that broke out in the varsity in October-November last year, demanding a hike in the scholarship amount for Master’s and PhD courses and active student representation in the varsity’s Internal Complaints Committee. Ammar, who hails from Bihar, was amongst a few other students who were expelled, rusticated or fined for the protests. Stressed and depressed, with his first semester exams due to begin on November 25, Ammar made repeated appeals to the administration, including the Registrar Prof Abhilash to revoke his rustication. 

According to a statement by his brother, Izan Ahmad, the student last met with Prof Abhilash on November 21, a day before he collapsed after suffering a seizure. Ammar was then rushed to the hospital, where he suffered a cardiac arrest and was put on ventilator support. 

“Ammar was depressed. He had taken a mental health check-up and was prescribed medicines. The university was aware of this. In his last meeting with…

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