Video of Man Lying with Dead Baby in Arms Reflects on Reckless UP Docs

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Premchand, a resident of Mishripur village in Kannauj district, is heard alleging in the video that no doctor saw his child. — ANI

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LUCKNOW – A disturbing video clip of a father lying on the ground with the dead body of his one-year-old child in his arms tells the story of a doctor’s medical negligence. In UP’s Kannauj, the child, who was suffering from fever and swollen neck, died after doctors allegedly refused to admit him to the hospital.

The parents Premchan and Asha Devi alleged that the doctors at the hospital refused to touch his child and told them to take him to Kanpur hospital. It was on Sunday evening when the couple had rushed to the hospital with their ailing baby.

However, the baby was examined by the doctors only after the onlookers started filming the incident. By then it was too late.

“That examination only happened once some people started filming us on their phones. Before that, no doctor was willing to touch my child. We were there for 30 minutes. They kept on saying ‘take him to Kanpur’,” Prem Chand was quoted by the NDTV as saying.

“I am a poor. I have no money. What I could do, asks the father.

Mother Asha Devi, confirming the allegation against the doctors, said her child was not taken up for medical attention instantly. But they made them wait for 30-40 minutes.

The doctors and government officials, however, denied any negligence in the case.

“The boy was brought to the hospital at 4.15 pm yesterday evening. The child was admitted to the emergency ward as the case was very serious. Even a child specialist was called, but he died in a span of 30 minutes. The doctors say they tried their best, but the child could not be saved. Prima facie there does not seem any negligence,” Rajesh Kumar Mishra, a top government official in Kannauj, claimed.

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