Woman Delivers Baby in Drain After Hospital Refuses to Admit Her

The medical staff refused to admit the woman as the family was not carrying the required documents.

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Woman Delivers Baby in Drain After Hospital Refuses to Admit Her

A tribal woman delivered a baby girl near a drain in the premises of a government hospital in Koraput, Odisha on Friday, 15 December, after she was allegedly refused admission for want of required documents.

However, the authorities of Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital (SLNMCH), dismissed the allegation of denial of admission to the woman.

After news about the incident spread, the hospital admitted the baby to the special neo-natal care unit (SNCU) and the 30-year-old woman taken care of in the hospital.

Doctors at the hospital said the condition of both mother and baby are stable.

Daina Muduli, a resident of Janiguda village under the Dasmantpur block, had came to the hospital on 14 December with her mother and sister to meet her husband Raghu Muduli, who had been admitted at the hospital with fever since 13 December.

She developed labour pains and went to the gynaecology ward for admission but the hospital authorities refused to admit her, Gouramani Muduli, mother of the woman alleged.

The medical staff refused to admit my daughter as we had not brought the prescription and required documents. My daughter delivered the child near the drain after she was refused admission.
Gouramani Muduli

However, the chief district medical officer of Koraput, Lalit Mohan Rath, trashed the charge.

“The woman delivered the child while answering nature’s call. She had not approached any hospital staff either for medical check-up or for admission,” he said.

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