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UP: Pregnant woman turned away by hospital, gives birth in e-rickshaw

The woman gave birth while she was being taken to another hospital in an e-rickshaw in Saharanpur in western UP.

india Updated: Aug 17, 2017 13:30 IST
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The police said the mother was asked to leave by the district women’s hospital without being examined on August 14.(Getty Images/Representative image)

A pregnant woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur city was allegedly asked to leave by the hospital staff in the middle of the night, following which she gave birth to a boy in an e-rickshaw, police said.

Munawar, who was in labour, was admitted to the district women’s hospital on the night of August 14, but she was later asked to leave without being examined, SP Saharanpur (Rural) Vidya Sagar Mishra said on Wednesday.

While the woman’s husband was taking her to another hospital in an e-rickshaw, she gave birth in the vehicle. She was admitted to a private hospital later, he said.

Munawar’s husband lodged a complaint with the police and demanded action against the hospital, Mishra said.

A case was lodged in Janapuri police station. The matter is being probed, he added.

First Published: Aug 17, 2017 13:29 IST