Baby dies in UP hospital, family says staff demanded bribe for medical aid

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Old 11-Aug-2016
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Baby dies in UP hospital, family says staff demanded bribe for medical aid

The parents of a 10-month-old boy, who died in a district hospital here on Tuesday, alleged on Thursday that they were asked for a bribe by the staff members.
The child’s mother Sumita said that her son could have been saved had the nurses delivered the injection to him on time.
“After the doctor checked him for fever and weakness, he asked us to go ahead and admit him. The nurse asked us for money to get the documentation in order. After that, the sweeper at the children’s ward also demanded bribe to allocate a bed,” she added.
The baby’s father Shiv said the nurse argued with them when they refused to pay the bribe, adding that it was too late when the kid got the injection.
CMS doctor incharge at the Bahraich district hospital, OP Pandey, told ANI that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident.
“The child was admitted on Sunday around 10pm, The kid was suffering from fever. The nurse, who was on duty, has been shifted from the children’s ward. An inquiry has also been set up. The father said that the sweeper had asked him for 30 rupees for a bed. He has been removed from duty,” he said.
The parents have so far not approached the police following assurance from the hospital that their grievances would be investigated.

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