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Aishwarya Aswath Biography
Who was Aishwarya Aswath ?
The grieving parents of a girl who died after waiting more than two hours in a hospital emergency room plan to file a million-dollar lawsuit.
Seven-year-old Aishwarya Aswath spent two hours in the Perth Children’s Hospital waiting room for a fever on April 3, before being placed in the second least urgent category.wikipedia
Her parents, Aswath Chavittupara, 39, and Prasitha Sasidharan, 33, begged her to be evaluated by doctors after her eyes clouded and her hands got cold, but it was too late: she died after finally was seen by a specialist.
The couple are now set to launch a multi-million dollar compensation claim against the Government of Western Australia.
How old was Aishwarya Aswath ?
She was 7 year old.
Aishwarya’s parents would not pocket a penny on all the funds that will be used to establish a foundation in their daughter’s name that will seek to build a new public hospital.
‘No amount of money can bring my daughter back. But it is important to fight for others, ” Chavittupara told The Sunday Times.
“If someone on a previous occasion had fought against the system like me, I would probably have my daughter with me right now.”
A report from WA Children and Adolescent Health Services found that Aishwarya died of sepsis after contracting a group A strep infection.
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Another investigation by the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality and Healthcare will present its findings to the government later this week.
Her death will also be investigated by the coroner.
Family spokesman Suresh Rajan said Aishwarya’s family sought legal advice on how to take action against the government.
“It would be a multi-million dollar claim based on the fact that she was only seven years old and had so many years of earning power that it was taken from her,” he said.
Chavittupara said he and his wife planned to spend the rest of their lives building another public hospital in Perth with pediatric services.
They want the facility to have 300 and are willing to sell half of their personal business to finance the project.
While parents anticipate that the ACSQHC report will still leave many questions unanswered about their daughter’s death, Chavittupara said they need it to be “honest.”
The CAHS mid-May report also found that emergency department personnel missed a ‘cascade’ of opportunities to escalate the seven-year-old’s care when she succumbed to a fatal infection on Easter Saturday.
Aishwarya’s parents sought help on five separate occasions while in the waiting room.
Within 20 minutes of arriving, her hands were cold, her eyes were discolored, and her respiratory and heart rates were significantly elevated.
But the severity of her condition was not recognized until an hour and 17 minutes later, when a doctor noticed that she had a cold periphery and difficulty speaking.
She entered a resuscitation room, but was pronounced dead within two hours.
The report highlighted a 30-minute period in which a nurse was tasked with guarding eight cubicles in the waiting room as Aishwarya continued to deteriorate.
In meetings with hospital executives dating back to October last year, emergency department staff expressed concern about the safety of children in the waiting room.
Plans for the new hospital to have a triage support nurse to check patients’ vital signs did not progress after it opened in 2018.
The CAHS made 11 recommendations that the government agreed to implement at PCH by November, including improvements to the classification policy.
Aishwarya Aswath Quick and Facts
- Aishwarya Aswath was rushed to Perth Children’s Hospital with a fever on April 3
- She had to wait for two hours for treatment despite the pleas of her parents
- She died soon after being seen sparking an urgent review of the hospital system
- Aswath Chavittupara and Prasitha Sasidharan plan to sue the WA Government
- The parents plan to use the millions in compensation to build a public hospital