Minor student delivers baby in tribal residential school hostel in Odisha

The 14-year-old girl was a student in 'Seva Ashram High School'  in Kandhamal district which is run by the SC and ST development department of Odisha.

Published: 13th January 2019 08:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th January 2019 08:32 PM   |  A+A-

Childbirth, Pregnancy

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PHULBANI (ODISHA): A minor student of a state-run tribal residential school in Odisha's Kandhamal district delivered a baby girl in her hostel, prompting the authorities to disengage six of its employees on Sunday.

The 14-year-old girl, a student of class eight, delivered the baby in the school hostel on Saturday night, Kandhamal District Welfare Officer (DWO), Charulata Mallick said.

The school 'Seva Ashram High School' at Daringibadi in Kandhamal district is run by the SC and ST development department of Odisha. The student and her newborn were admitted to a local hospital, where their condition is stated to be normal.

Two matrons, two cook-cum-attendants, a lady supervisor and auxiliary nurse midwifery of the institute were disengaged from service for dereliction of duty, officials said.

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