Hyderabad: Weeping in silence, 11-year old Syeda Faza laid outside Niloufer Hospital’s out-patient ward on Friday while her father ran from pillar to post in search of doctors. Two hours went by for the duo who came to the facility hoping for treatment but to no avail.
The hospital is reportedly drowned with cases of dengue and other viral fevers, so no room was available for Syeda who had both of her legs paralyzed. Over four hospitals had denied treatment to her, either due to the treatment cost or unavailability of beds.
Her father Syed Moiz, a resident of Falaknuma, lamented over his helplessness to having to see his daughter endure such pain and not be able to do anything about it. He said that they were unable to afford private hospitals, while the government ones were flooded with dengue patients. Many hospitals just kept asking them to search for a different hospital giving several reasons and excuses but weren’t able to say why his daughter lost the ability to move or walk with her legs.
Chaos and helplessness have become a major part of these government hospitals over the last few days. Without any beds and availability of doctors to attend to them, many patients are seen waiting for hours at an end even for a regular consultation or tests.
After making rounds of many hospitals, but not finding the vaccine that is required for the treatment, Moiz again returned to Niloufer and requested the hospital authorities who finally managed to make room for his daughter.