13-yr-old who attempted suicide battles for life

The condition of 13-year old Bhargavi R, who attempted suicide on Saturday, continues to remain critical. Her family said she was not given appropriate treatment at St Philomena’s Hospital and they were unable to get the ‘108’ ambulance service on time. According to her uncle K P Mani, the family was called for counselling, where they were told that the chances of her survival were minimal and that her condition was the same as on Saturday.

Meanwhile, a team from the Department of Health and Family Welfare conducted an enquiry about the incident at the hospital.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Dr N H Vijay Mohan Reddy, district health officer, Bengaluru Urban, said that he - along with Dr Vijay Kumar, deputy director, Reproductive Child Health (RCH), Department of Health and Family Welfare and Dr Mahesh, RCH Officer, Bengaluru Urban - have been conducting the enquiry. “We have gathered details and have had a series of meetings. The reports will be submitted to the principal secretary of the Health department,” he added.

Bhargavi was rushed to the hospital on Saturday afternoon after her mother found the girl hanging from the ceiling.

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