Minor girl dies waiting in queue at Haryana hospital

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A minor girl died allegedly while waiting along with her mother in a queue at civil hospital in Gurgaon, prompting Haryana government to order a probe into the incident.

The incident occurred on Monday when the 11-year-old girl, who was suffering from a kidney-related problem, reached the hospital in a critical condition with her mother. After spending about 45 minutes waiting to get a slip for admission, the girl allegedly fainted and passed away, Chief Medical Officer, Gurgaon Civil Hospital, Ramesh Dhankar said.

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Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij, who returned today after leading a state delegation to Rio Olympics, said strict action would be taken if any official is found guilty.

“We will initiate strict action if anyone is found guilty,” he told reporters in Ambala.

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Meanwhile, Mr Dhankar said the girl’s mother did not make any inquiry at the hospital and stood in queue for the slip for admission to the Out Patients Department (OPD) instead of rushing her directly to the emergency ward.

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He added that Gurgaon has only one civil hospital and efforts are on to increase the number of assistance counters at the hospital.

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