Denied admission in hospital, man moves OHRC

Published: 27th October 2012 12:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th October 2012 12:53 PM   |  A+A-

A resident of Nimapara on Friday knocked at the door of Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) accusing the Capital Hospital authorities of refusing admission to his pregnant wife which led to birth of a dead child at a private hospital.

Mohan Kumar Sahu, a daily wage earner, submitted a petition before the commission stating that his wife was refused admission at the Capital Hospital on October 21. While she was writhing in labour pain, the doctors declined admission and asked the couple to seek another hospital by prescribing antibiotics.

In his petition, Sahu said, volunteers of an NGO came to their rescue and took them to a private hospital where his wife, Binodini, gave birth to a stillborn baby.

Alleging that his wife was denied admission because they were poor, Sahu has demanded an inquiry into the matter and appropriate compensation.

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