Lucknow, July 9: A 10-year-old boy died allegedly when he was denied treatment at the district hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly after his family failed to give the "Rs 10,000 bribe" demanded by a doctor.
Dharampal, a resident of Bala Kishanpur village in Badaun district, had taken his son 10-year old Deendayal, who was suffering from high fever, to Bareilly district hospital after his condition worsened at the Badaun district hospital.
"On reaching the hospital we were mistreated. The doctors demanded Rs 10,000 for the treatment and nurses asked for Rs 500," Dharampal told news agency ANI. He alleged that his son was denied treatment after he failed to pay bribe.
As Deendayal was not under treatment his condition became more critical. He was then referred to Lucknow and died five hours later. The victim's father further alleged that the ambulance came five hours late, which led to his son's death.
"After they referred my son to Lucknow, the ambulance did not reach on time. The ambulance was five hours late." Dharampal filed an FIR against the doctors and nurses of Bareilly district hospital.
"The post-mortem has been done. We have registered a case and started an investigation against the doctors and nurses," said Superintendent of Police (City) Abhinandan Singh.
The 10-year-old was taken to Bareilly hospital around 12 am and died around 2 am on July 4. (With ANI inputs)