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Woman delivers baby near hospital canteen


Koraput: Poor healthcare services continue to haunt people of rural Odisha with another expectant mother falling victim to medical negligence in Koraput district today.

A pregnant lady of Janiguda village under Koraput Tehsil in the district delivered a baby near the canteen of the Koraput district Headquarters Hospital (DHH) after the hospital staff did not pay any heed to her request for a checkup following labour pain.

Sources said the woman’s husband was unwell and undergoing treatment at the hospital. When she came to the hospital to meet her husband, she experienced labour pain and requested the staff nurse for a checkup. However, she was asked to show her Mamata Yojana beneficiary card and other documents for the checkup.

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Since the woman failed to show the beneficiary card, the hospital staff ignored her plea.  In the meantime she delivered a baby near the canteen of the hospital.

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