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Extremely Shocking: Callousness ‘kills’ Bihar girl whose both kidneys had failed

The girl, whose both kidneys had failed, had been admitted to the state-run Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Tuesday after the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), which had the expertise in kidney transplant refused to admit her on Monday, citing lack of beds.

Manoj Chaurasia | Patna |

After battling for life for the past over a month, the hapless Bihar girl Kanchan Kumari died at a government hospital on Wednesday evening. Gross negligence on the part of her parents coupled with utter callousness as shown by the hospital authorities in Patna ultimately led to the untimely demise of a young talented girl who had passed the matriculation examination with first class this year despite the odds of ill-health.

The girl, whose none of the two kidneys were functioning, had been admitted to the state-run Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Tuesday after the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), which had the expertise in kidney transplant refused to admit her on Monday, citing lack of beds.

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Subsequently, she was shifted the Magadh Hospital but the hospital administration referred her to the PMCH saying they had no facility for kidney treatment. This consumed a lot of precious time while she went without proper treatment during the period. By the time the girl could be admitted to the PMCH and her treatment started, her condition had deteriorated badly and she finally breathed her last today, leaving behind sobs everywhere.

“We do admit we committed the mistakes initially but the hospitals too showed no seriousness towards her either. We were forced to make rounds of one hospital to another in the past two days which killed a lot of precious time,” girl’s father Ramashraya Yadav said. His cousin Upendra Yadav too made a similar complaint saying they had to work really hard to get her admitted to the hospital.

Keeping in view her critical condition, quite many charity organizations and benevolent people from across the globe had offered to donate their kidneys and also provide financial support to the little girl. Her death has now come as a serious shock to them.

Her parents are no less responsible for her painful and untimely death. Initially, they had refused to donate their kidneys on the ground that “she is a girl.”

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“Who ones will donate his/her kidneys? She is a girl,” her father Ramashray Yadav had said on record. By the time he decided to donate his kidney, thanks to the counselling by the local district magistrate, it was too late.

A resident of Avgil village under Sadar block in Sheikhpura district, the girl had a bright career ahead when she passed the Class 10 examination in the first division.

Life took a sharp turn soon thereafter. Hardly had the celebrations ended when she fell seriously sick. Subsequently, her parents took her to the local hospitals in the town and then IGIMS, Patna for treatment. Subsequent tests conducted on her confirmed that both her kidneys had failed.

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