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Delivery on road: Inquiry blames lack of staff, residential facilities

punjab Updated: Oct 08, 2012 22:31 IST
Jatinder Kohli

An inquiry into the incident of delivery of a woman outside Primary Health Centre (PHC), Sandhwan Farala, in Behram town has blamed shortage of staff and lack of residential facility in PHC for the incident.

The inquiry also pointed lack of communication between the woman's husband with Asha worker and auxiliary nurse and midwife (ANM) on the day of incident (October 4).

The inquiry has been conducted by Sujjon senior medical officer Dr Rashpal Singh and Dr Meena, woman doctor at mini PHC, Behram town.

Speaking to the Hindustan Times, Dr Rashpal said there was a huge shortage of staff as there were only three staff nurses and one was on leave and another was on training. A woman doctor also works in PHC.

He further said there were three Class 4 employees in PHC and there was no security guard.

He added that the PHC also lacked residential facilities, which should have been there so that it could run 24 hours. Besides, it was situated in a deserted place, due to which the female staff and others avoid staying there for long.

However, he maintained that the woman's husband did not inform the ANM and Asha worker, who live in his village before going to PHC.

He said he would submit his report to the civil surgeon on Tuesday.

Kumar of Munna village took his wife Sunita to the PHC after she experience labour pain. However, she was forced to deliver on the road as the PHC was closed.