Apathy wipes out family of three: 7-year-old dies of dengue, parents commit suicide

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| Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 21:36
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Apathy wipes out family of three

NEW DELHI: The sad demise of a seven year old, suffering from dengue, paved way for other two deaths as his parents committed suicide on their failure to get their child admitted in a hospital on time.
 
The only son of the couple, Avinash, who died on September 8, after being denied admission at two prominent hospitals of Delhi the previous day, left his parents hopeless and depressed. 
 
They were able to get him admitted in the third hospital, Batra hospital but it was too late to save the life of the innocent. 
 
The seven year old boy was turned away by two leading Delhi hospitals. In their defence, Max hospital in saket says they never had anyone on their rolls such as that and Moolchand says they gave him an emergency medical treatment.
 
Having no other reason to live than Avinash, both of them also decided to put an end to their lives. They jumped off from a building with their hands tied with stole. 
 
The couple, Laxmichandra and Babita Rout, were both natives of Odisha. They left behind a suicide note stating “It is nobody’s fault” and that the “decision was theirs.”
 
Union Health Minister J P Nadda expressed his grief over the child’s death and expressed his anguish by taking to twitter. He tweeted, "Ordered inquiry into incident reported in media involving death of child in Delhi due to Dengue & suicide by parents. Guilty won't be spared."

Delhi government has issued notice to five private hospitals asking as to why should they not cancel their license of registration for allegedly denying admission to the seven year old. 

The rising cases of dengue have given birth to another problem of shortage of beds in hospitals.

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