Child Locked Inside Car Rescued In Critical Condition In Odisha

Dhenkanal: A one-and-a-half-year-old- girl was rescued in critical condition after her parents left her locked in a car for more than 90 minutes on the premises of Dhenkanal district hospital today.

Sources said, the baby girl was sleeping in a locked car on the DHH premises and after she woke up in the car feeling suffocated, some bystanders noticed foam coming out of her mouth and she was completely covered in sweat.

Without wasting more time, some people broke open the car window and rescued the baby girl and immediately took her to the hospital.

Ashok Nath, a bystander said, “The baby was already suffocating and foam was coming out of her mouth. Without wasting time we broke open the car door and rescued the baby girl.”

Speaking to media, Kavita Behera, a Red Cross Volunteer who was present at the hospital said, “It is a case of gross negligence on the part of her parents. The incident happened inside our hospital premises. The parents can only take the child after obtaining permission from hospital authorities and due paperwork.”

However her father, who reached the hospital after some time denied any negligence on his part. He said, “I had gone inside the hospital for my ECG. There was a huge rush, so we decided to leave my child in the car.”

He further said, “My child suffers from occasional fits, so it wasn’t wise to take her into the crowd.”