Woman gives birth on street outside Raiwind hospital as doctors were unavailable

Published: October 17, 2017
PHOTO: Express/Screengrab

PHOTO: Express/Screengrab

A woman had to give birth on a street outside the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Raiwind on Tuesday because there were no doctors at the medical facility, Express News reported.

Brick kiln labourer Mohammad Amir took his wife to the hospital at 7am for an emergency delivery, but its staff did not let him inside telling him that there were no doctors available.

The woman gave birth to a daughter outside the hospital.

Rescue services later shifted the woman and the newborn to a hospital in Lahore.

‘Hospitals not being privatised in South Punjab’

The Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Raiwind is a 60-bed medical facility built at a cost of Rs700 million under the supervision of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif. It is located just a few kilometres away from former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s Jati Umra home in Raiwind.

The Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Raiwind. PHOTO: Express/Screengrab

The Punjab CM has sacked three medical superintendents of the hospital in the past for their negligence but the medical facility continues to be run in the same manner.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Oct 17, 2017 - 5:56PM

    over crowding of hospitals is a world wide phenomenon. home births should be advocated. pregnant mothers/ their families should be coached on home births. this will reduce hospital traffic great deal. Recommend

  • AQ
    Oct 17, 2017 - 6:39PM

    Govt’s proud health reforms spending millions/billions are at last showing their efforts.Recommend

  • Mark Welson
    Oct 17, 2017 - 7:03PM

    She was not a daughter or a relative of Pakistani prime minister.
    Don’t cast vote and don’t elect corrupt and thieves. You all will be OK. As your population increased in the last 30 years but your hospital numbers are constant not increasing in numbers. You need more hospitals and good doctors to see any patient like this and immediately stop their car and take the patient to the hospital. God helps those who help themselves. Be brave.Recommend

  • illpopo
    Oct 18, 2017 - 11:09AM

    Receiving, accommodating and treating the pregnancy cases must be the top priority for all government and private hospitals!Recommend

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