“Sir…”: Woman’s Appeal To UP Official As Her Sister Dies Of Dengue

On Monday evening, as her 11-year-old sister waged a losing battle against dengue at a hospital in western Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad, where authorities face an outbreak of the virus, Nikita Kushwaha flung herself before the vehicle of a senior government official making an inspection.

A distressing video clip shows Ms Kushwaha telling Agra Divisional Commissioner Amit Gupta: “Sir… Please, sir… do something or she will die… please ensure her proper treatment.” Ms Kushwaha also alleges a lack of treatment by and facilities at the government-run hospital in Firozabad.