Life was holding on to Geeta and Ashish Bharti’s two-day-old child with a wavering grip. Hospitals in the city were not prepared to lend a hand. But an ambulance driver with a heart of gold emerged as the hero of the moment, coming to the rescue of the baby in need of a complex cardiac surgery.

The Bhartis from Shahdara alleged they were turned away by half a dozen leading medical institutes on Friday. Geeta, a housewife, was not in a condition to say much. But her husband, Ashish, told Mail Today that they faced harassment everywhere as hospitals kept referring them to others. The names include AIIMS, GB Pant, St Stephen’s, GTB, Lok Nayak and Kalawati Saran. The businessman claims the institutes, some run by the Centre and others by the Delhi government, offered reasons such as lack of beds and medical facilities for not admitting the child. READ MORE

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