LANDIKOTAL: In an utter negligence on the part of hospital management a three-year-old child died in emergency ward in Landikotal hospital, as there was no doctor available on duty, family sources said today.

The family said that Rehan,3, was admitted in emergency unit in Agency headquarters hospital, due to his serious health condition. Due to absence of on duty doctor, they blamed, the child health got deteriorated and died before he could be provided appropriate medical aid.

Agitated family members asked the health authorities and political agent of Khyber to take serious notice of the incident. They threatened that they would stage a protest and block Pak-Afghan Highway, if inquiry was not conducted into the matter up to their satisfaction.

When contacted the hospital staff told another story, saying the child had breathed his last before he was brought to the hospital.