Apathy to pregnant woman in Sagar: Doc cries foul

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sagar
  • Updated: Mar 28, 2016 17:57 IST
The woman who lost her newborn child due to alleged negligence of hospital staff in Sagar. (Hindustan Times)

A day after she was issued a show-cause notice over the apathy towards a pregnant tribal woman in Sagar, Dr Jagriti Kiran Nagar claimed she was being made out a scapegoat in the entire episode.

The tribal woman was made to walk several times between the Sagar district hospital and the Bundelkhand Medical College (BMC) on Thursday. Later, she delivered a stillborn outside maternity ward of the district hospital.

Bundelkhand Medical College dean Dr JN Soni has suspended Dr Rekha Gupta for not being present on duty and issued a show-cause notice to Dr Nagar who had to return to work on March 24.

Dr Nagar told Hindustan Times that she was on a 45-day leave till March 22.

“Due to some health trouble, I couldn’t attend duty. On March 24, I received a call to attend duty but I had health trouble and informed them (the BMC superiors) about it. I have not committed any wrong... I will respond to the show-cause notice,” she said.

Bundelkhand Medical College medical superintendent Dr SP Singh told HT that it seemed the district hospital had ‘misled’ by stating there were complications in the delivery.

“If there were any complication, then how did the woman deliver later...?” Dr Singh said.

She said Dr Gupta had called to inform him about the case. The medical superintendent said he had advised her to take a decision as per the patient’s medical condition.

Dr Arun Saraf of the district hospital told Hindustan Times that district collector had a formed committee to probe the mater.

“Another committee was formed by the civil surgeon of which I am a member. On Monday, we will take statement of doctors and staff concerned of the district hospital,” he said.

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