A man, whose one-month-old girl died due to lack of adequate medical care, protested in front of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa’s residence on Saturday.
Here are five components of the story:
- Venkatesh sat with the baby’s photograph in front of the Chief Minister’s house in Bengaluru, saying the girl developed health issues on July 11 and when he rushed her to a hospital, they were turned away.
- Venkatesh alleged that he had approached about a dozen hospitals in Bengaluru and all of them refused to provide his one-month-old daughter any medical care.
- The baby who was suffering from cardiac complications, died on the evening of July 13 without any medical care.
- Venkatesh and his wife had travelled for 36 hours in the city between last Sunday and Monday for over 200 km but was denied admission for their child in at least 10 hospitals.
- Venkatesh’s protest drew public attention and a few people joined him in the protest, they said. Later, he was taken away from the spot by the police.
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