Woman in labour denied hospital bed, delivers baby on hospital veranda

Keonjhar: A woman was forced to deliver her child on veranda of the Keonjhar district headquarters hospital after she was denied a bed last night.

As per reports, the woman, hailing from Asanabahala village in Anandpur sub-division reached the hospital along with husband Sama Guya at around 7 pm yesterday.

“Although my wife was going through acute labour pain, we were denied a bed by the hospital authorities. The doctor stated that there is still enough time for her to deliver,” alleged Guya.

The woman who could barely move waited at the veranda and delivered a baby boy at around 3 am.

The couple also alleged that the hospital authorities charged them Rs 700 for providing post delivery treatment.

Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Swapneswara Gadanaik said that the woman has been allotted a bed and her condition is stable now.

“An inquiry has been ordered to find out under what circumstances she delivered in the veranda. Action will be taken against persons found guilty in the inquiry report,” Gadanaik said.