New Delhi: A woman was allegedly forced to carry home the body of her child after a district hospital in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, denied to provide ambulance and further assistance on Monday night.Also Read - From Pink Patrolling to Smart Control Room: 5 Initiatives UP is Taking to Maximise Women's Safety
The child’s father said that he was taken to the hospital in the morning as he was diagnosed with a high fever. However, they were denied help from the hospital. The ANI said that they were denied free-of-cost hearse from the hospital. However, reports suggest otherwise. Also Read - 4 Arrested For Offering Namaz At Mosque In Taj Mahal's Premises
“We took our child to the hospital in the morning. The doctors told us to take him elsewhere for treatment. We asked for a vehicle but they refused. There were three ambulances parked on the premises. I do not know why we were denied one,” the father claimed. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Presents Rs 6.15 Lakh Crore Budget | 20 Key Highlights Here
As a result, with no money with them, they started walking carrying the child looking for help. The mother said that the boy passed away on their way back home.
However, the hospital denied all claims made by the family. “A child named Afroz came to the hospital at 8:10 pm. His condition was not well, so we directed the parents t take him to Lucknow for special treatment. They scoffed saying they will take him wherever they wish and left with the kid,” said the emergency medical officer, Anurag Parashar.
(With inputs from ANI)