Woman delivers baby in toilet at community health centre in UP's Shamli; staff nurse transferred, two officials warned

Shamli: A staff nurse at the government community health centre in Shamli, Uttar Pradesh (UP) was transferred while two senior officials were warned after a pregnant woman delivered her baby in the clinic's toilet, an official said on Tuesday.

The nurse is accused of not attending to the pregnant woman, while the superintendent and medical officer referred her to another centre instead of taking prompt action, the official said. The ailing woman consequently delivered the child in the centre's toilet.

 Woman delivers baby in toilet at community health centre in UPs Shamli; staff nurse transferred, two officials warned

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The incident came to light on 27 May, when the woman's father-in-law filed a complaint accusing the centre's staff of negligence. A departmental inquiry confirmed the allegation, the official added.

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Sanjay Bhandarkar said departmental action was taken on the inquiry report conducted by Deputy CMO KP Singh.

Staff nurse Anjelina has been transferred and her increments have been stopped while warning letters were issued to Superintendent Ramesh Chandra and medical officer Manjit Kaur, Bhandarkar said.

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Updated Date: Jun 25, 2019 20:19:01 IST