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Couple fly 4,000 miles to treat ill son due to ‘unhelpful’ Romford hospital

PUBLISHED: 13:00 28 March 2014 | UPDATED: 17:34 28 March 2014

Charanroop Singh

Charanroop Singh

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A desperate couple have grown so disillusioned with the hospital care their child has received they have flown 4,000 miles to India for quicker treatment.

Sharan Kaur and her husband Shaminder, both 25, packed their bags last week and headed to Heathrow with 20-month-old Charanroop, who has been suffering from serious bowel problems for more than a year.

They have flown out to family in Jalandhar, North West India, where they will seek immediate treatment for their son, who at times has passed “half a cup” of blood from his bowels and “vomited faeces,” according to Sharan - who says the drastic measures are a result of the lack of concern shown at Queen’s Hospital in Rom Valley Way, Romford.

Numerous trips to the hospital resulted in Charanroop being discharged with medicine to take at home, but the family wanted to see more done, and have now shelled out more than £1,000 for flights to India to find out the cause of the problem.

Sharan, of Ilford, said: “Queen’s weren’t helpful. He’s been on medication for 18 months and they should have taken it a step further to see what is causing it. It is not normal for a child to not pass stool for 10 days and vomit faeces.”

The worried parents were even sent a letter by the manager of Belmont Day Nursery in Ilford, which Charanroop attends, advising them to seek urgent medical advice due to the bleeding and his condition showing “no signs of improvement.”

Subsequent trips to both the Royal London Hospital and Great Ormond Street resulted in Charanroop being put on a waiting list for treatment, but the family decided enough was enough.

Commenting on the family’s complaint last month, a spokesman for Queen’s said: “Charanroop has an on-going medical condition, and has been treated at this trust as well as the Royal London Hospital.

“We are confident that the treatment given was clinically correct, and would be happy to discuss this with his family if they still have any concerns.”

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