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 Med- ical Complex (SMC), according to friends and relatives.
“We rushed him to the pri- vate hospital immediately after he suffered severe chest pain. But the hospital did not admit him, directing us to take the pa- tient 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 pri- vate hospital, which refused to admit a patient in critical stage.
“Hospitals are meant to serve human beings. Here is a hospital, which does inhu- man 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.