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Boy Dies Outside Delhi LNJP Hospital After Waiting For 2 Hours

PTI 01 Aug 2011, 21:18:50 IST

New Delhi, Aug 1 : In a shocking incident that exposes Delhi government hospital's apathy, a 17-yr-old boy  Jeet Ram gasping for life died  on Sunday  after waiting for two hours in an ambulance for medical attention.

This happened right outside the emergency wards at Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan Hospital Hospital in Delhi where callous doctors kept on refusing patient's admission on the ground that “no bed was available”.

Jeet Ram's father Shriram had brought his son in a CATS ambulance. For two hours, he practically begged the doctors to treat his son, but nobody listened.  He then called the police and somebody outside the hospital informed the media.

As media cameras reached the spot , the  shame-faced doctors were forced  to ultimately  admit the boy but  by then, Jeet Ram had taken his last breath.

Precious two hours had  elapsed by that time.

The boy, a resident of Narela, was suffering from high fever  and was referred by a private hospital in that area.