Sania’s mother Shaik Naseema and uncle Khaja took her to the hospital (Representative Image).   |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
- On Saturday, an 11-year-old girl was taken to a hospital in Guntur after she had difficulty in breathing
- Treatment was allegedly not provided to the minor girl for hours
Guntur: An 11-year-old girl allegedly died after she waited for hours for treatment. The doctors did not start immediate treatment of the 11-year-old girl as they were waiting for her COVID-19 test results. The incident took place at the Government General Hospital (GGH) in Guntur.
On Saturday, the girl was taken to GGH after she started having difficulty in breathing. The deceased was identified as Shaik Sania.
Patient asked to wait in queue
Sania’s mother Shaik Naseema and uncle Khaja took her to the hospital. The two informed the staff at the casualty wing about the critical condition of the minor girl and were allegedly asked to wait their turn in a queue.
Around an hour later, Sania condition worsened and Naseema pleaded with the doctors for medical help. Following this, the doctors referred the girl to the X-ray department. The doctors conducted the X-ray to check if Sania was a COVID-19 patient, The Times of India reported.
The doctors started the treatment of the girl after receiving the X-Ray report and put her on the ventilator. Sania died sometime later. The deceased’s distraught mother said, “My daughter would have lived had they put her on life support soon after coming to the hospital. The negligence of the hospital authorities is the only reason for the death of my child. “
This is not the first instance of medical apathy where a patient was made to wait for treatment. Another man from Andhra Pradesh died within the premises of a hospital as he was made to wait for 8 hours for treatment.