Woman gives birth on hospital grounds

Staff claims woman’s husband did not approach them


Riaz Baloch June 06, 2018
PHOTO COURTESY: SZMC

RAHIM YAR KHAN: A woman gave birth to a child on hospital ground after the medical staff allegedly refused to admit her to Khanpur District Hospital.

The woman’s husband Abdul Sattar, a resident of Laal Garh, told Express News that he brought his pregnant wife Haseena Bibi for delivery at the hospital but he could not get his wife admitted to the health facility due to the unavailability of an emergency entrance token.

He added, “As my wife was in labour, I had no other option but to lay her on the hospital ground in scorching 48 degree temperature.”

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He maintained Haseena Bibi lay in the ground from 3pm till 6pm in the evening and awaited medical help in excruciating pain. However, he said when he did not get any medical help, his wife delivered the baby on the ground.

Later, after hearing the woman’s screams, a doctor from the emergency ward rushed to the hospital ground and transferred both  child and mother to the labour room.

Abdul Sattar said that he brought his wife to the hospital at noon but the staff did not admit nor examine the patient.

He claimed that the responsibility for the incident lies with the hospital administration.

Meanwhile, the female staff at the labour room claimed that the man never brought his wife to the hospital labour room.

When contacted, a woman from the emergency room told Express News that the woman’s husband did not approach us for the delivery and the moment the woman’s screams were heard, the hospital staff immediately rushed to the spot and took the woman and child to the labour room, providing them with immediate medical attention.

Earlier, a woman gave birth on a street outside the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Raiwind because there were no doctors at the medical facility.

Brick kiln labourer Mohammad Amir took his wife to the hospital for an emergency delivery, but its staff did not let him inside telling him that there were no doctors available. As a result, the woman gave birth to a daughter outside the hospital.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 6th, 2018.

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