Hattian Bala: The family of a deceased child has refuted allegations of mistreatment by doctors at the District Hospital Hattian Bala.
The child’s mother, father, aunt, and uncle held a press conference at the District Press Club Hattian Bala on Tuesday, where they swore on the Holy Quran that they had been treated fairly by the hospital staff.
The child’s mother said that she took her son to the hospital after he fell ill. A doctor examined the child and said that his condition was serious. He immediately made a referral form for Muzaffarabad and handed it over to the family.
However, the ambulance driver refused to take the child to Muzaffarabad without advance payment. The family did not have any cash with them at the time.
The child’s mother said that she pleaded with the ambulance driver to take her son to Muzaffarabad, but he refused. She said that she waited for two hours to get the money, but by the time she was able to pay the fare, it was too late. The child had died on the way to Muzaffarabad.
The family has denied the allegations made by the doctors at the District Hospital Hattian Bala. They have said that they were treated fairly by the hospital staff and that they are not responsible for the death of their child.
The matter is now being investigated by the police.
The family has appealed to the government to take action against the ambulance driver who refused to take their child to Muzaffarabad. They have also appealed to the people to help them raise money for the child’s funeral.