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Baby dies after long wait in casualty

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 23 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:726
  1. Xavier Bosch
  1. Barcelona

    The death of a 3 month old Moroccan girl in a public hospital at the Spanish colonial city of Melilla (in north west Africa) has sparked nationwide controversy, because the death seems to have been due to a delay in her being seen in the emergency unit.

    Yousra el Founti was taken by her mother to the emergency department of the Hospital Comarcal de Melilla because of shortness of breath. According to her mother, however, it …

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