Kerala: Nidha Fathima Cycle Polo Player Death Has Risen Many Questions

Image Credit: Southern Command INDIAN ARMY
Image Credit: Southern Command INDIAN ARMY

Allegations are put against the National Federation (Cycle Polo Federation of India) in the death of ten-year-old cycle polo player Nidha Fathima due to food poisoning during treatment.

Nidha Fathima, a native of Ambalapuzha Kakazham, died in a private hospital. On Wednesday night, the child, who had vomited several times, was given medicine by the nurses in the team. She sought treatment at the hospital yesterday morning before going to the ground. 

Despite being brought to a hospital, she reportedly passed away on Thursday morning just moments after receiving an injection. The hospital authorities say that the cause of death was an allergic reaction during the injection.

An autopsy will be conducted today. Coach Jithin alleged that there was medical malpractice. Nida came to Nagpur to compete in the sub-junior category in the National Cycle Polo Championship to represent Kerala. 

It is reported that proper accommodation and food were not provided to them. They reportedly stayed in temporary facilities after reaching Nagpur.