Muhammad Ayaan Haroon’s grieving parents detailed how hospital staff laughed while their little boy’s life support was switched off.
Only a thin curtain stood between them and the laughing medics as they watched their son take his final breath.
Ayaan had been admitted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital on March 5 with trouble breathing.
He had a history of respiratory illnesses and a rare genetic condition called Hace 1, which caused developmental delays. He died on March 13.
His father Haroon Rashid, a taxi driver and father-of-four, said: ‘When the machine was switched off at 2.30am we had a lot of family members there.
‘There was laughter coming from staff members. We were so upset.
‘There was no one else on the ward apart from staff and one other small child behind the curtain from us.’
Mr Rashid, 41, added: ‘Surely the staff knew Ayaan’s machine was about to be turned off. They continued laughing after my relative asked them to stop.
‘A child’s life was coming to an end.’
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