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8-Month Pregnant Woman Died In Ambulance, After Hunting Hospitals For 13 Hours: Family
Taking note of the death and the claim, the Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration ordered an inquiry into the matter.
8-Month Pregnant Woman Died In Ambulance, After Hunting Hospitals For 13 Hours: Family (Representational Image)
New Delhi: Family of an eight-month pregnant woman died in an ambulance after a wild 13-hour search for a hospital failed as more than 5 five hospitals denied her treatment claimed on Saturday.
The 30-year-old woman, Neelam who died and her husband Vijender Singh of the same age, thumped the doors of eight hospitals, including government ones, before she died in the ambulance outside a facility in Greater Noida on Friday, the family told News Agency PTI.
Mr Vijendra Singh said a resident of Khoda colony on the Noida-Ghaziabad border, Neelam was eight months pregnant and undergoing treatment at Shivalik Hospital, a private facility, for pregnancy-related complications.
He added, The hospital refused to admit her, On Friday and then they were forced to run from one facility to another.
The man is seen alleging in a video circulating on social media, "We first went to the ESI hospital. Thereafter, we went to a hospital in Sector 30 (the Child PGI), from there we went to the Sharda Hospital and then to the Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) in Greater Noida. But all refused to admit her."
The family also tried to get admission in the private facility Jaypee, Fortis Hospital in Gautam Buddh Nagar and Max in Vaishali, Ghaziabad, but were allegedly told that no beds were available, he said.
Also, he added, "Ultimately, she died in the ambulance. Finally, we got to the GIMS where she was put on a ventilator but it was too late."
Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate Suhas LY ordered an inquiry into the incident.
An official statement said, "Additional DM Munindra Nath Upadhyay and Chief Medical Officer Deepak Ohri will probe the matter. The DM has instructed them to immediately carry out a probe and take action."
This is at least the second occurrence within a fortnight when a life has been lost in Gautam Buddh Nagar due to unavailability of timely medical treatment.