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Father speaks out about the heartbreaking death of his five-year-old son in Queensland

Father’s first words about the heartbreaking death of his boy, 5, the morning after the family spent four hours in emergency before being told to go home

  • A distraught father has spoken about the heartbreaking death of his son 
  • Five-year-old Hiyaan Kapil was taken to Logan Hospital on Sunday night
  • The boy had been feeling unwell with stomach pains for several days 
  • He spent four hours in the emergency department and was vomiting 
  • Staff discharged him even though he was still in pain and he collapsed at home
  • Hiyaan was rushed back to hospital but died on Monday morning

A distraught father has opened up about the heartbreaking death of his five-year-old son.

Uttam Kapil has recalled his family’s trauma after taking his son Hiyaan to Logan Hospital in Queensland on Sunday night after he had been feeling unwell with stomach pains for several days.

Mr Kapil told 9News Queensland on Friday ‘they had a tent outside (the hospital) but even that was full… it took an hour to go inside.’

Hiyaan Kapil (pictured) was taken to Logan Hospital in Queensland on Sunday night after he had been feeling unwell with stomach pains for several days

The family then spent four hours in the emergency department as Hiyaan was vomiting, but were discharged at 10pm even though the boy was still complaining of being in pain.

Two hours later Hiyaan collapsed at home. His family rushed him back to the emergency department, however, he died the following morning. 

Mr Kapil said that the family asked for more treatment, but were told to go home. 

Father Uttam Kapil told 9News Queensland on Friday 'they had a tent outside (the hospital) but even that was full...it took them an hour to go inside' (Picture: Logan Hospital, Queensland)

Father Uttam Kapil told 9News Queensland on Friday ‘they had a tent outside (the hospital) but even that was full…it took them an hour to go inside’ (Picture: Logan Hospital, Queensland)

Five-year-old Hiyaan Kapil (pictured when younger) died just hours after being discharged from a hospital, despite still being in pain

Five-year-old Hiyaan Kapil (pictured when younger) died just hours after being discharged from a hospital, despite still being in pain

After his discharge papers were released, it revealed that Hiyaan was suffering from fever, lethargy and vomiting, with the diagnosis being ‘viral illness’.

Mr Kapil claims the family asked for an IV drip and protested his condition.

After his discharge papers (pictured) were released, it revealed that Hiyaan was suffering from fever, lethargy and vomiting, with the diagnosis being 'viral illness'

After his discharge papers (pictured) were released, it revealed that Hiyaan was suffering from fever, lethargy and vomiting, with the diagnosis being ‘viral illness’

Mr Kapil (pictured) decided to speak out after saying he had not been contacted by health authorities or the hospital about what had happened

Mr Kapil (pictured) decided to speak out after saying he had not been contacted by health authorities or the hospital about what had happened

He said that his son told hospital staff that he had too much pain and complained ‘I can’t walk,’ but they kept telling him ‘it’s just gastro’. 

Mr Kapil decided to speak out after saying he had not been contacted by health authorities or the hospital about what had happened.

‘I don’t know, maybe he is nothing for them but for me… he was my boy,’ Mr Kapil said through tears. 

Questioned about the tragic case, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk assured the family that there will be ‘a full investigation into the tragic death’ by the Queensland coroner.

‘These are clinical decisions that are made and I know doctors try to do the best they can,’ Ms Palaszczuk said. 

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured) announced that there will be 'a full investigation into the tragic death'

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured) announced that there will be ‘a full investigation into the tragic death’

Hiyaan Kapil (pictured centre, with his parents) died in the early hours of the morning after he had been taken to Logan Hospital vomiting and with stomach pains

Hiyaan Kapil (pictured centre, with his parents) died in the early hours of the morning after he had been taken to Logan Hospital vomiting and with stomach pains

The acting chief operating officer of Metro South Health, Noelle Cridland, said the hospital is assisting with the coronial investigation.

‘Hiyaan’s death will be the subject of a thorough review,’ she said.

‘Our hearts go out to the family of Hiyaan Kapil for their tragic loss and we extend our deepest sympathies to his parents, family and friends.’ 

Neighbours have said they were shocked at the death of Hiyaan, who was a pupil at Bethania Lutheran primary school.

‘He was a great kid, he’ll be sadly missed,’ one neighbour said.

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