In a heartbreaking incident on April 30, a helpless father of a 3-year-old son carried his dead body on a two-wheeler after a Government Hospital in Anakel allegedly denied him an ambulance.
According to the reports published in Deccan Chronicle, the boy, Raheem was playing outside his home in the evening, was reportedly mowed down by a bike. After this, his father rushed him to the hospital where he was allegedly denied an ambulance.’
However, the doctors declared him brought dead, but did not inform the police about the death of the boy.
Reportedly, the father was seen waiting with the body of the boy on a shoulder for at least one hour outside the hospital in search of an ambulance before he was denied for it.The parents of the child are migrant labourers from Assam.
Dr Anitha, duty doctor at the Hospital said, ‘the boy was dead when he was brought to the hospital around 8 pm. We examined and told the father that he had died half an hour ago. After that the boy’s father grabbed the body and ran away.’
She further added that hospital has reported the matter to police. She said ‘the father did not even permit the doctors to conduct a post-mortem and complete formalities. Doctors can arrange the ambulance after informing the police. In this case, the father did not give us any chance to do our duty.’
Calling the incident unfortunate, the District Health Officer, Jnana Prakash, said ‘doctors should have been cautious while handling the case. They should not have permitted the parents to take away the body without post mortem.’
‘He would enquire into the matter and take action if doctors are found guilty,’ Prakash added.