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What every parent needs to know before their child is admitted to hospital

It’s a parent’s nightmare — the unexplained death of a child in an environment where they should have the best possible care: a hospital. It’s exactly what happened to the family of young girl Amrita Lanka, who died in Melbourne last month.  The eight-year-old was brought to Monash Children’s Hospital with stomach pains on April 29, where her parents were told Amrita’s complaints of breathing difficulty were caused by an empty stomach. By the time doctors had realised how sick Amrita was, several hours later, it was too late. A clinical review has been launched following eight-year-old Amrita Varshini Lanka’s…