Woman without Aadhaar card forced to deliver baby outside Gurugram hospital

10 February 2018, 12:16 PM
Women denied entry over Aadhaar card, delivers baby outside Gurugram hospital
Women denied entry over Aadhaar card, delivers baby outside Gurugram hospital

Showing a lack of sensitivity, a Gurugram hospital allegedly denied admission to a pregnant lady for not carrying Aadhaar card forcing her to deliver a baby outside the emergency ward.

Identified as Munni Kewat, the 25-year-old patient was taken to the civil hospital by her husband after she started experiencing labour pain on Saturday morning.

"We reached the hospital at around 9 am and went to the casualty ward. The staff directed us to go to the labour ward. When we reached there, the staff there asked for my wife's Aadhaar card for admission," NDTV quoted Arun Kewat, the woman's husband, as saying.

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Kewat said he offered the hospital staff her Aadhaar card number since he was not carrying the UID card physically.

However, the hospital denied admission and demanded a hard copy of the Aadhar card, the family claimed.

Reacting to hospital’s apathy, Gurgaon Chief Medical Officer Dr BK Rajora said a doctor and a staff nurse were suspended from duty and a probe ordered to find out if other employees were involved too.

First Published: Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:06 PM
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