When their seven-year-old boy, Avinash, died of suspected dengue, a couple committed suicide by jumping off the roof of a four-storey building in South Delhi’s Lado Sarai.
But as heartbreaking as this incident is, the disturbing part is two private hospitals may have refused to admit the boy when he was ill.
On the other hand the Union Health Ministry has sought a report from the Delhi government by September 14.
State Health Minister Satyendar Jain also warned of the “strictest” action against those who violate the advisory. He said that the Delhi government has ordered an increase in the number of beds in all hospitals for dengue patients.
The dengue death toll in the national capital now stands at five.
The couple identified as Lakshman Chandra Raut and Babita Raut, both from Odisha, jumped from their rented accommodation in Lado Sarai area of south Delhi on Wednesday around 12.15 am, the police said.
Police have initiated an inquest proceeding in the case under Section 174 of CrPC.