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Woman delivers outside hospital: NHRC issues notice to Haryana govt

PTI  New Delhi , August 27, 2014
First Published: 18:34 IST(27/8/2014) | Last Updated: 23:26 IST(27/8/2014)

National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to Haryana Government following media reports that a woman delivered a baby at the entrance of a government hospital due to unavailability of wheel chair.
 
According to an official statement released here, a notice has been issued to the Chief Secretary of Haryana calling for a report within four weeks.
 
The notice was issued after the commission took suo motu cognisance of media reports that due to unavailability of wheel chairs or trolleys at Bahadurgarh General Hospital in Jhajjar district of Haryana, a woman delivered a baby at the entrance of the hospital before she could be taken inside.
 
NHRC has observed that the content of the news reports, if true, raise a serious issue of violation of human rights of the woman and the newborn. The hospital being a government facility should have enough wheel chairs or trolleys for the patients.

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