Doctors say they had no child ventilator for deceased Aman

New Delhi, Sept. 15 (ANI): Doctors of Jeewan Hospital, who attended to five-year-old Aman who died in the Srinivaspuri area of South Delhi from dengue on Tuesday, said that they could not save his life as there was no ventilator available for children.

“We tried our best to save the child and for few days we gave him platelets as well. He was recovering, but suddenly at night his condition started deteriorating. We thought of keeping him under ventilation. We have an adult ventilator, but no ventilator for children,” laparoscopic surgeon Arvind Sabharwal told ANI.

“I spoke to the father and made him understand the condition of the child. The child was having a problem in breathing. When I discussed with the father, both of us felt that the child should be referred to the higher centre. When the child was stable, we gave a proper referral, “Dr. Dipanjali Talukdar told ANI.

The national capital has reported 1,714 confirmed dengue cases this season having crossed the 2010 dengue breakout, which stood at 1,695.

In wake of the rising cases of dengue in the national capital, the Delhi Government on Monday cancelled leaves of all doctors and paramedical staff.

The Central Government has also asked the Delhi Government to increase the bed strength in the hospitals and to initiate action against private hospitals which are overcharging patients. (ANI)

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