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12-year-old denied treatment dies in father’s shoulder in Kanpur

downloadGovernment medical services in India has once again come under scanner after a man lost his 12-year-old son allegedly denied admission in a government-run hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur.

According to Sunil Kumar, father of the deceased minor, he was denied admission my medical staffs of Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital and asked to go to another hospital located around 300 meters from the government hospital.

Kumar stated that he was running from one doctor to another for medical assistance for his ailing son on his shoulder but no one attended him.

“I was asked to take my son to the adjoining children hospital where he was pronounced dead,” said Kumar.

Kumar added that in the Children’s Hospital the doctor who attended us told us that if we would had arrived at least 10 minutes earlier they could had saved him.

Kumar also added that he was suggested by local doctors to get his son suggested in a bigger hospital. “On taking advices of the local doctors I had come down to Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital for my son’s treatment but I lost him here.”

An enquiry was launched by the Lala Lajpat Rai College and Hospital administration to seek to the lapses and the allegations made by Kumar after his photographs carrying his deceased son got viral in social media.

Hardly a week back, was a tribal man in Odisha denied mortuary-van forcing him to carry his dead wife for at least 12 kilometers to perform her last rites.

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