By Yining Su
A British three year old who was hit by a heavy screen in a Shanghai restaurant died while waiting for an ambulance that never came, after having been refused treatment at two hospitals, according to the Shanghai Daily.
The accident happened at Kervan Orient Express, near Jiujiang Road, on Monday.
The boy, his mother, and the restaurant’s owner first went to Shuguang Hospital by taxi, where they were told there was no emergency room.
They were then rushed by car to the nearest hospital with an emergency room, Huangpu District Central Hospital.
There, doctors informed the parents that “they also didn’t have the necessary equipment or medicine to treat the boy”. They suggested they take him to another hospital.
A nurse called for an ambulance at 8:20 pm, but none had come by 9 pm, when the boy was pronounced dead.
The boy had been playing with another child while his parents dined in a new area of the restaurant. While playing, he hit a two meter-tall partition made of wood and glass, which fell over and hit him on the head.
The boy’s family is originally from Turkey. His body will be returned to Turkey for burial.