Kanpur: In an appalling incident, a 12-year-old boy died on his father's shoulder because he was denied timely access to medical facilities at different hospitals in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
The case exposes the terrible health care facilities at hospitals in Kanpur.
The incident took place on August 26 when Ansh, a resident of Kanpur's Fazalganj area, was admitted to a medical facility with high fever.
After being treated in private hospitals for two days, his father finally took him to the Hallet Hospital of JSVM Medical College. Doctors at the hospital told the father to take Ansh to the children's ward, but by the time Ansh's father, Sunil, carried Ansh to the children's ward, the 12-year-old boy died.
"My son had high fever... He was studying in the class sixth. He was very good at his studies. Doctors at the children's ward told me had I arrived 10 minutes before, my son would have been saved," the father said carrying his dead son on his shoulder.
"It is negligence on the part of the Hallet Hospital. They did not provide treatment to my son. They didn't even provide me a stretcher. I was running from here to there carrying my son on my shoulder," a teary-eyed Sunil said.
JVSM Medical College Principal Navneet Kumar today said the child was already brought dead to the hospital and an inquiry has been ordered into the matter.
Kanpur DM Kaushal Raj Sharma has also ordered an inquiry into the matter and has formed a two-member committee comprising Additional City Magistrate and Additional Chief Medical Officer.
(With Agency inputs)