Tragedy as young boy, 5, dies hours after being discharged from hospital ‘despite still being in pain’
- The young boy collapsed two hours after leaving the emergency department
- Family and friends said the little boy was active and had no health issues
- His family is too distraught to speak, but want to know why he was sent home
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A family is mourning their five-year-old son who died just hours after being discharged from a hospital, despite his family saying he was still in pain.
Hiyaan Kapil was taken to Logan Hospital on Sunday night after he had been feeling unwell with stomach pains for several days.
His family said he spent four hours in the emergency department and was vomiting, but was discharged at 10pm, though he was still in pain.
Two hours later Hiyaan collapsed at home. His family rushed him back to the emergency department, however, he died the following morning.
Five-year-old Hiyaan Kapil (pictured) died just hours after being discharged from a hospital, despite still being in pain
Family and friends have been left reeling over his sudden death, the little boy was active and had no health issues, they said.
Hiyaan’s family was too distraught to speak, but want to know why their son was sent home and if anything could have been done to save him.
Rajbir Gill, a family friend, said Hiyaan ‘was very happy as a child. Very naughty, always happy.’
‘We want to know what happened, that’s the only question,’ Mr Gill told 9News.
‘We don’t want to blame, we don’t want to claim anything… we don’t need it because we can’t get him back.
‘The only important thing we lost. He’s not with us.’
Hiyaan Kapil (pictured centre, with his parents) died in the early hours of Monday morning
Queensland Police spent time both at the hospital and with Hiyaan’s parents on Monday.
‘Logan Police will prepare a report for the coroner following the death of a 5-year-old boy at a Logan hospital at approximately 1.30am this morning,’ a Queensland Police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia.
Neighbours said they were shocked at the death of Hiyaan, who was a pupil at Bethania Lutheran primary school.
‘He was a great kid, he’ll be sadly missed,’ said a neighbour.
Queensland Health and Logan Hospital have been contacted for comment.
Hiyaan Kapil was taken to Logan Hospital (pictured) on Sunday night. A few hours later, the five-year-old boy was dead