Noida: Five-year-old dies in hospital, parents allege negligence by doctors
The parents alleged that on July 19, Ayush’s first day at a private school in Chotpur village of Phase-3, he was beaten up by a teacher. They said that Ayush refused to go to school again and fell ill the next day.noida Updated: Jul 23, 2017 22:56 IST
A five-year-old boy, Ayush, died after he was allegedly beaten up in school and later denied treatment at the Super Specialty Paediatric Hospital and Post Graduate Teaching Institute (SSPHPGTI) in Sector 30 on Sunday morning.
A high-voltage drama was witnessed at the child hospital as the boy’s parents alleged that he died because of the doctors’ negligence. They alleged that the doctors had demanded money and did not attend to the child when they were unable to pay.
The parents alleged that on July 19, Ayush’s first day at a private school in Chotpur village of Phase-3, he was beaten up by a teacher. They said that Ayush refused to go to school again.
“He told us that a teacher hit him on the head. Next day, we noticed swelling on his head and he had fallen ill. Ayush was admitted to the child hospital in Sector 30 on the evening of July 20. My husband could not pay the charges and doctors did not attend to my child properly,” said Neetu, Ayush’s mother.
Ayush died at 5.30am on July 23 in the hospital, which angered the family. They filed a complaint with the Phase-3 police, but an FIR is yet to be lodged.
An official from the school management said that they are ready to pay the hospital charges and extend their help to the parents.
A police officer at Phase-3 police station, Yogender Kumar, said,“The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination and we are awaiting the reports. No case has been registered yet.”
SHO Avnish Dixit was not available for comment despite repeated attempts.
Meanwhile, the chief medical superintendent, SSPHPGTI, DK Singh, said, “The boy died because of status epilepticus, which causes swelling of the head. Moreover, the findings did not suggest he was beaten up. He must have been suffering from this problem already. This is a sudden attack on the human body.”
He also said that the patient was being attended to and charges collected are deposited with the state’s treasury. “The charges being demanded were not unofficial. Moreover, the hospital issues a bill for payment,” said Singh.
Ayush’s father Ashok Pal works in a garment manufacturing unit in Noida and the family shifted to the city from Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh.
First Published: Jul 23, 2017 22:56 IST