Pregnant woman asked to clean up blood ; loses child due to medical negligence in Jharkhand
Jharkhand: A 30-year old woman, named Rizwana Khatoon of Jamshedpur, alleged that she lost her child even before its birth due to delay in getting medical assistance as she was asked by the hospital staff to clean up blood after she reached Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) Medical College and Hospital in Jamshedpur on Thursday.
She has written a letter to the Chief Minister Hemant Soren alleging had she got medical assistance on time, she would not have lost her child.In the letter the woman further stated that as it took her some time to clean up the blood spread on the floor, she was even beaten with slippers, and ill-treated by the hospital staff on religious lines charging her of spreading coronavirus. As she was in intense pain, she immediately rushed to a private hospital where the doctors told her that the child was dead.
The woman has requested the Chief Minister to take immediate action against the culprits so that such incidents do not take place with others.
Meanwhile, Jamshedpur Deputy Commissioner has ordered an investigation by forming a team asking it to submit its report within 48 hours.
“A three-member team comprising Deputy Superintendent of MGM, Senior Magistrate of District Administration and Officer in Charge of concerned Police Station, asking them to investigate the matter and report within 48 hours,” said the Deputy Commissioner. The team was formed immediately after the letter was received on Sunday evening, he added.