In yet another shocking incident in Uttar Pradesh, a woman was forced to spend a night outside a government hospital in Meerut with her daughter’s dead body on her lap, after the hospital allegedly refused ambulance to take them to their village as it was in another district.
The incident comes just days after a disturbing incident reflecting hospital apathy in Kanpur, where a man was allegedly made to take his ailing son on his shoulders from one department to another by the doctors and the child finally died on his shoulders.
According to media report, two-and-half-year-old Gulnad, a resident of Baghpat district, was suffering from viral infection and undergoing treatment at PL Sharma government hospital.
On Thursday night, her condition deteriorated and doctors referred her to Lala Lajpat Rai Medical College (LLRMC) Hospital. Her mother Imrana took her to the hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.
Imrana alleged that she pleaded with the hospital ambulance driver to take them to their village Gauripur.
The driver refused her request, saying that he is not allowed to travel to other districts.
The helpless mother, expecting help from district hospital authorities, took the body to the district hospital in a private ambulance after paying Rs 200, but there also she was denied ambulance service.
Private ambulances demanded Rs 2,500 for the journey which she did not have. Next morning, some people present there chipped in and hired a private ambulance to take the body to her village.
District Magistrate Meerut, Jagatraj Tripathi said, “This incident has not come to my notice yet. But I will order an investigation into it. Whoever is found guilty will be punished. I’ll tell the chief medical officer and the additional director that these type of incidents should not happen.”