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Woman delivers baby in govt health centre’s toilet in UP, nurse transferred

The nurse is accused of not attending to the pregnant woman, while the superintendent and medical officer referred her to another centre instead of taking prompt action, the official said.

india Updated: Jun 25, 2019 17:18 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Shamli, UP
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A staff nurse at the government community health centre here was transferred while two senior officials were warned after a pregnant woman delivered her baby in the clinic’s toilet, an official said on Tuesday.

The nurse is accused of not attending to the pregnant woman, while the superintendent and medical officer referred her to another centre instead of taking prompt action, the official said.

The ailing woman consequently delivered the child in the centre’s toilet.

The incident came to light on May 27, when the woman’s father-in-law filed a complaint accusing the centre’s staff of negligence. A departmental inquiry confirmed the allegation, the official added.

Chief Medical Officer Sanjay Bhandarkar said departmental action was taken on the inquiry report conducted by Deputy CMO K P Singh.

Staff nurse Anjelina has been transferred and her increments have been stopped while warning letters were issued to Superintendent Ramesh Chandra and medical officer Manjit Kaur, Bhandarkar said.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Jun 25, 2019 17:07 IST