Scandal in the death of 8-year-old girl in the USA: They requested hospital 9 times

An 8-year-old girl who was in the custody of the border patrol in the USA died. It turned out that the boy’s Honduran family had requested the hospital 9 times in the 3 days before his death.

The family, who tried to enter the country illegally from the US-Mexico border, surrendered to the US Border Patrol officials after crossing the border. The family, detained by the US authorities, requested a hospital for their eight-year-old daughter, who had health problems while in custody.


The family of the 8-year-old girl stated that their child had to go to the hospital by repeatedly reporting “fever, flu and pain” complaints to the authorities. Investigators assigned to investigate the situation reported that the family made the same complaint nine times in three days.

“My Daughter Couldn’t Breathe for a Day and a Half”

The treatment of 8-year-old Alvarez, whose fever had worsened, continued with flu and antipyretic drugs, as well as ice and cold showers. Alvarez’s family briefed authorities about their child’s medical history when they surrendered after crossing the border a week ago. The information given also included the information that Alvarez had a congenital heart disease. In the report of the inspectors, it was noted that the border guards did not take this situation into account.

Alvarez’s family said in a statement to a news channel in the USA, “My daughter could not breathe for almost a day and a half. That’s why she died. She begged for her life and ignored her, they did nothing.”

Ece Nagihan

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