Pregnant woman denied doctor in Noida hospital, delivers baby in vehicle

The woman delivered a baby boy around 1.30pm near the Nithari market exit, which is approximately 250 metres from the hospital.

noida Updated: Oct 03, 2017 22:29 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Hindustan Times
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The woman was allegedly denied a doctor in a hospital at Sector 30.

A 26-year-old woman from Delhi delivered a premature baby in a vehicle on Tuesday afternoon after she was allegedly denied a doctor at the Noida district hospital in Sector 30.

Both mother and child are out of danger, but the experience turned out to be traumatic for the family.

According to the woman’s relatives, they had to return from the district hospital after they failed to find an emergency doctor to treat her early Tuesday morning.

However, the chief medical superintendent of the district hospital, Dr Ajey Agarwal, said that a doctor was present in the emergency section and it was the mistake of the security guard, who didn’t inform the family.

Babita, a resident of Azadpur in Delhi was brought to the district hospital in Noida’s Sector 30 around 6.30am by her relatives after she experienced labour pains. She was staying at her sister, Sangeeta’s, residence in Sector 36, from where she was taken to the hospital.

“Babita started getting labour pains, so, we took her to the hospital as it was an emergency. We asked the emergency staff to admit Babita but they asked us to get her checked by a doctor before admitting her to the hospital,” said Chandra Devi, Babita’s mother.

However, her relatives alleged that when they started looking for an emergency doctor, they were told that no one was available at the moment. They further claimed that they couldn’t approach any private hospital for emergency as they were not financially well-off.

“We feared we couldn’t afford the fees of private hospital and so I returned home. But soon, my pain increased and my sister informed her employer, who is a doctor. Her employer arrived at our home and was taking me to a hospital but I delivered my baby in his car itself,” said Babita.

The woman delivered a baby boy around 1.30pm near the Nithari market exit, which is approximately 250 metres from the hospital.

CMS Dr Agarwal said that he enquired about the case and found the security guard posted at emergency section guilty of spreading misinformation.

“It was the fault of the security guard who gave the wrong information to the mother’s family. I will remove him from his post tomorrow,” said Dr Agrawal.

First Published: Oct 03, 2017 22:29 IST