Family ‘dumps’  baby girl in a Dhanbad hospital
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Family ‘dumps’ baby girl in a Dhanbad hospital

Hospital blames that family refuses to accept the girl child to avoid medical bill, family members levels charge of child exchange on the hospital

ranchi Updated: Jun 26, 2017 09:14 IST
Subhash Mishra
Subhash Mishra
Hindustan Times, Dhanbad
Dhanbad,Girl child,Namdhari Memorial Hospital
Girl child at a private hospital in Dhanbad(Bijay/ HT Photo)

A corporate hospital in Dhanbad is facing an unusual situation after a family refused to receive its baby admitted in the hospital a few days ago. The hospital authority has sought guideline from the Dhanbad deputy commissioner (DC) over the fate of the infant girl.

The hospital authority blamed that family of the baby dumped it in the hospital to avoid medical bills worth around Rs15,000, while the family levelled charge of child exchange on the hospital. The family members said they had admitted a baby boy, but they were being handed over a baby girl.

Rashida Khatoon, a resident of Wasseypur, gave birth to a child in Namdhari Memorial Hospital- Naya Bazar on last Tuesday. The doctors found condition of the child critical and advised family members to admit the infant at a super specialty hospital immediately.

The infant was shifted to Asarfi Hospital, Baramuri in a critical condition on June 20. The hospital released the baby on June 22 after it recovered. Hospital also informed the family to receive the baby.

Seeing a girl, the family members refused to receive the child. Grandmother of the child, Mehrunisha charged that they had admitted a baby boy. “The hospital has changed it,” she blamed, adding, she showed birth certificate of Namdhari Memorial Hospital where the baby was born.

However, in admission form of Asarfi Hospital, the infant has been mentioned as a girl. The Namdhari Memorial Hospital too admitted that it was a girl child and boy was written by mistake on the birth certificate.

Chief executive officer (CEO) of Asarfi Hospital, Harendra Singh on Sunday said hospital management had written to deputy commissioner (DC) and senior superintendent of police (SSP) over the incident. “Maternal uncle of the child had admitted her in hospital and signed on paper. But he is not coming forward now,” he said.

Grandmother of the infant Mehrunisha charged that police had connived with the hospital in the conspiracy. “I had gone Bhuli police station to lodge complaint but they sent me to Bank More police station, which referred me to Dhanbad sadar police station under which Asarfi Hospital comes,” she said.

First Published: Jun 26, 2017 09:13 IST