UP: Woman denied ambulance, spends night with daughter’s body outside hospital : Ran from one hospital to another in search of an ambulance, an woman with her daughter’s body spends the night outside the emergency wing because the drivers refused to take them to their village as it was in another district.
Gulnad just 2 years old resident of Baghpat district, Uttal Pradesh. She was undergoing treatment at P L Sharma district hospital in Meerut for viral infection.
The condition of Gulnad, on Thursday night deteriorated and doctors advised the mother of Gulnad – Imrana to take her daughter to Lala Lajpat Rai Medical College (LLRMC) Hospital in Meerut for further and better treatment.
When Imrana with her daughter reached LLRMC, Gulnad was declared dead on arrival.
Imrana wanted to return to her village Gauripur, 50 km from Meerut, but the drivers of ambulance in LLRMC refused to take her because her native village was in another district.
After urging to the drivers for two hours, Imrana paid Rs 200 and brought her dead child back to the district hospital, in a private ambulance, to try her luck.
But there too she was denied ambulance. Private ambulances agreed to take her but demanded Rs 2,500, which she did not have.
Placing her daughter’s body on her lap, Imrana claimed that she spent an entire night outside the emergency wing of the hospital.
Some good Samaritans took pity on her in the next morning and arranged a private ambulance.
District Magistrate of Meerut – Jagatraj Tripathi said that this incident has not come to my notice yet. But I will order an investigation into it.Whoever is found guilty will be punished. I will ask the chief medical officer, the additional director that these type of incidents should not happen.
This type of incident is not happened first time in India. In recent past, there were many such cases.
A tribal man in kalahandi district, Odisha on 25th August 2016 carried the dead body of his wife for more than 10 km because he had no money for transport and the government hospital refused him an ambulance.