CUTTACK: In a shocking incident, a pregnant woman delivered a baby girl on the verandah of City Hospital in Cuttack on Friday as doctors of the hospital did not attend to her.
As per reports, when Gulsan Bibi (35) of Dagarpada was brought to the hospital by her sister-in-law Sabina Begum at about 7.30 am after she started experiencing labour pain. Sabina said, on reaching the hospital, she approached doctors to admit Gulsan but the doctors allegedly demanded Rs 1,000 for an ultrasound. When Sabian expressed her inability to pay, the doctors advised her to conduct ultrasound outside.
Later, Sabina managed to arrange money and get an ultrasound done at a private diagnosis centre. On examining the report, doctors advised Sabina to shift Gulsan to SCB Medical for a cesarean. Though the pain of Gulsan unbearable, doctors had not attended to her, Sabina alleged. “After lying on the hospital verandah for about 4 hours, Gulsan delivered a baby girl at 11.30 am,” said Sabina.
Later, relatives of the women and locals protested the carelessness of the hospital staff following which the latter started treatment of the mother and newborn.Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Cuttack, Biswa Kalyana Patnaik has ordered an inquiry.