Labor politicians BLOCK independent probe into the death of an eight-year-old ...

Outrage as Labor politicians BLOCK an independent probe into the death of an eight-year-old girl after she was left waiting for two hours in the emergency room Western Australia's Labor-dominated parliament voted against an inquiry  The independent probe would explore what happened to Aishwarya Aswath Seven-year-old girl died at Perth Children's Hospital after a two-hour ER wait

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 16:10 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 16:10 BST, 4 May 2021

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Western Australia's Labor government has used its parliamentary majority to block calls for an independent inquiry into the death of a young girl at a Perth hospital.

Seven-year-old Aishwarya Aswath spent two hours waiting in the emergency department at Perth Children's Hospital after presenting with a fever and being triaged in the second-least urgent category during the Easter weekend.

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Aishwarya's parents had pleaded for her to be assessed by doctors after her eyes became cloudy and hands turned cold.

She died soon after she was finally seen in front of her distraught parents, who said they had begged staff to see their little girl.

The incident is being investigated by Western Australia's Child and Adolescent Health Service which is due to provide its report next Wednesday.

Aishwarya Aswath died after being made to wait for two hours for treatment in the Perth Children's Hospital emergency room, her parents claim

Aishwarya Aswath died after being made to wait for two hours for treatment in the Perth Children's Hospital emergency room, her parents claim

But Aishwarya's parents, who went on a hunger strike outside the hospital over the weekend, believe the department is unlikely to provide genuine answers.

Opposition health spokeswoman Libby Mettam on Tuesday moved a parliamentary motion for an independent inquiry into

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