In a phenomenon that reflects the reality the country has reached, the child’s father, Ahmed Hussein al-Baarini, was forced to mortgage a car belonging to his sister’s son, in order to receive the body of his child, who died in Khalaf al-Habtoor Hospital in Harar, Akkar, after spending 25 days in “Al-Kofuz”.
In the details, Al-Baarini reveals, in an interview with Al-Nashra, that he was contacted this morning by the doctor who was following up on his child’s condition in order to inform him of his death, pointing out that when he came to the hospital in order to receive the body, he was asked to wait for the accountant, who told him that he had to pay $2,400; However, one of the associations donated $350 to him.
Al-Baarini indicated that he did not have the remaining amount, so the accounting official asked him to contact a person from his town, Fnaideq, to sponsor him, but the person’s phone was switched off, so he asked him to leave his car at the hospital in order to receive the body of the child, and he added: “Now the matter has been resolved.” After the remaining amount was paid by my relatives.”
For his part, the director of the hospital, Dr. Rabih al-Samad, confirmed in an interview with “Al-Nashra” that the issue had been dealt with, pointing out that after he was informed of the matter, he quickly contacted the child’s father in order to offer his condolences, and asked him to come to the hospital in order to address the misunderstanding that occurred. But it shows that the father of the child decided to leave his car.
Despite this, Samad points out that the employee made a mistake, but points out that the hospital is private, and she originally did not ask him for any money during the course of his child’s treatment, because she does not require this in order to provide treatment.