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Man dies minutes after being turned away from private hospital

An Asian expatriate, who suffered a cardiac arrest, died after being reportedly turned away from a private hospital in Sanad, on Sunday.

The man, in his early forties, died on way to Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), according to friends and relatives. “We rushed him to the private hospital immediately after he suffered severe chest pain. But the hospital did not admit him, directing us to take the patient to SMC or BDF Hospital,” a close relative of the deceased, said.

“The doctors at SMC could not do much as he died on way to SMC.” Many discussed the matter on social media, demanding strict action against the private hospital, which refused to admit a patient in critical stage. “Hospitals are meant to serve human beings. Here is a hospital, which does inhuman service,” a friend of the deceased, opined.

The man, who hailed from the Indian state of Kerala, was working with a private firm in the Kingdom. His body was flown home yesterday.