BMO denies ambulance for money; 4-day-old boy dies

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Apr 8: A newly born baby died yesterday when Parents and Family members of the baby hailing from Kund in Mahore area failed to pay Rs 8500/-  to Ambulance. They alleged that the Block Medical Officer (BMO) Mahore denied them the ambulance service which finally led to the death of their new-born.

22-year-old Saleema, wife of Shokat Ali, developed labor pain and started bleeding on April 2 following which she was shifted to Primary Health Centre (PHC) Mahore for treatment.

Doctors at PHC Mahore referred his wife to SMGS Hospital Jammu Reasi but the concerned BMO did not agree to providing ambulance service, alleged Shokat Ali.

2.30 am.

He further alleged that same night his wife delivered a male baby. The doctors treating her kept the new born in NICU Ward as the baby developed some complications.

Later, after four days the baby died due to some complications, he lamented while adding, had the BMO Mahore provided ambulance to them in time, the child would have been saved.

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