A TODDLER died in her heartbroken parents’ arms after doctors misdiagnosed her bad cough and rash for more than a year, her family has claimed.
Parents Mirza Manna and Fouzia Uddin said they had been taking little Ayesha Mirza to the doctor’s since she was three-months-old, but her autoimmune disease wasn’t picked up for 14 months.
Devastated dad Mr Manna said they had taken their little girl to the GP with concerns she had bad rashes, a constant cough and blood in her stool but were simply given creams and antibiotics.
And while she was finally diagnosed in February this year, she died just weeks before her second birthday while waiting for a bone marrow transplant.
Her heartbroken parents have now spoken out over their grief and anger staff at Newland Group Medical Practice “missed” their daughter’s condition.
Mr Manna told The Hull Daily Mail: “Her condition could have been diagnosed sooner and she would have had the bone marrow transplant sooner.
“I want to make other parents aware that if you know there is something wrong with your child, never give up.”
He said his daughter’s condition, where a person’s immune system mistakenly attacks their own body, would have been picked up sooner if doctors had conducted blood tests.
Ayesha’s transplant had been scheduled for September 14, but she developed Pneumocystis Pneumonia while in hospital and was too weak to fight it off.
She tragically died on August 26.
The surgery has since confirmed it was investigating the little girl’s death.
But for the grieving parents, it’s not enough.
Mr Manna said his son was still asking where Ayesha had gone, adding: “Our family is shattered, we never expected this day to come.”
The couple had since made an official complaint to Newland Group Practice, Alexandra Healthcare Centre in Alexandra Road, west Hull.
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A spokesman for Modality Partnership, which runs the practice, said: “We are saddened to learn of the recent death of one of our patients.
“Our deepest sympathies are with her parents and family.
“We will conduct a thorough and detailed investigation into our involvement and the events leading up to her death. We will work with all involved to understand if there was anything that could have been done differently.”
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