HASSAN: A three-month-old baby died due to the non-availability of treatment following an ongoing strike by private doctors against the controversial KPME act amendment.
A couple from Tiptur, Nadim Pasha and Phara visited several private hospitals on Monday to get treatment for their baby who had fallen ill. Unable to find any operating hospital, they then took the child to the taluk hospital where doctors referred them to another hospital in Hassan.
According to family members, they were en route to Hassan on Tuesday morning when the baby died on the way. The condition of the baby was critical and the unavailability of immediate treatment in Tiptur led to the death, the family claimed.