Another boy dies of dengue in Delhi; father claimed Doctors negligence
Another boy ” Avinash” seven-year-old, has died of dengue with his family claiming negligence by hospitals in the city and his parents committed suicide that same night by jumping off the terrace of their fourth floor residence.
. Aman, 6, from Srinivaspuri area of South Delhi has become the tenth patientof dengue this season. According to Aman’s father Manoj Sharma, he was diagnosed with dengue at a private hospital in Srinivaspuri and was then taken to Safdarjung Hospital on September 9.
“The doctors at Safdarjung hospital said that our boy does not have dengue and thus there is no need of admitting him. “But on Friday his condition worsened and we took him to Jeewan hospital in Maharani Bagh where he was admitted till Saturday night.
“At 2.30 am the doctors there told us that his condition was critical and they do not have the medical to handle such cases and then they took the child to Safdarjung where he was admitted for two-three hours.Seeing the child’s condition the family then shifted him to Holy Family Hospital on Okhla road where he tested positive for dengue and passed away on Sunday evening.
“Our complaint is against Safdarjung hospital because of which our son was without medication for around 24 hours. Doctors there told us that our son does not have dengue though we carried the report of a private hospital where he had tested postitive of dengue.
“If this is the condition of a government hospital, where will the people go,” said the father.
With this death, the dengue death list in the city has risen to ten. However, the death list as per the municipal corporation’s official data still stands at five.
As per the corporation’s fresh data released yesterday, 613 cases of dengue have been reported in the last one week and a total 1,872 patients have tested positive for the vector borne disease till September 12.
Avinash succumbed to the disease on September 8 and his parents committed suicide that same night by jumping off the terrace of their fourth floor residence. P.T.I