Six-month pregnant woman made to wait for two hours at Gurgaon hospital, delivers prematurely in restroom

Gurgaon: A six-month pregnant woman gave birth in the restroom of the civil hospital in Gurgaon after waiting for a medical check-up for more than two hours, a hospital official and the woman's husband have said.

Sunita, 27, visited the hospital on Thursday, her husband Govind Kumar said.

Six-month pregnant woman made to wait for two hours at Gurgaon hospital, delivers prematurely in restroom

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He alleged that she was made to wait for the check-up for over two hours, which led to abdominal pain. When she went to the toilet, the foetus was aborted there, Kumar said.

"She had complained about abdominal pain, and my mother and I suggested she go to the restroom. She went into the restroom — which was very dark — and came out bleeding," he added.

Sunita was so scared about the bleeding that she did not realise her foetus was aborted in the toilet. It was later found by one of the staffers, who informed the hospital administration.

The hospital's Principal Medical Officer Pradeep Sharma confirmed the incident. "When we learnt about the incident... We looked for the woman and admitted her in the gynaecology ward to avoid any infection," he said.

"It is hard to believe that woman delivered the foetus in restroom and she did not know about it," the officer added.

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Updated Date: Apr 20, 2018 13:36:11 IST