In yet another heart-rending incident, a woman ran from one hospital to another with her daughter’s body and was forced to spend a night outside the emergency wing of the district hospital with the dead child after ambulance drivers allegedly refused to take them to their village as it was in another district.
It comes just days after the 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.
Two-and-a-half-year-old Gulnad, a resident of Baghpat district, was suffering from viral and undergoing treatment at government P L Sharma hospital but 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 LLRMC hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.
Imrana alleged that for two hours she pleaded with the hospital ambulance driver to take the body to her village Gauripur but he refused saying he is not allowed to travel to other districts.
Expecting help from district hospital authorities, Imrana took the body to the district hospital in a private ambulance after paying Rs. 200 but there also she was denied ambulance service.