June 9, 2020 9:06:34 pm
The medical superintendent of the district hospital in Noida has been shunted out and action ordered against a nurse and a ward staffer for laxity that led to the death of a pregnant woman last week, the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration said on Tuesday.
Lapses have also been found on the part of two other state-run hospitals — the ESIC in Noida and the Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) in Greater Noida, and private hospitals Shivalik, Sharda, Fortis and Max (in Ghaziabad) — it said in a statement.
Action has been recommended against the erring officers and staffers of these hospitals, according to the statement.
Accompanied by her husband Vijender, eight-month pregnant Neelam (30) had died in an ambulance in Greater Noida after a frantic 13-hour hospital hunt failed to find her a bed as over half-a-dozen facilities, including three government ones, denied her treatment last Friday.
The incident brought to the fore the issue of medical negligence and unavailability of care during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, even as politicians latched on to it to slam the BJP-led state government.
The National Human Rights Commission on Monday had issued a notice to the UP government over media reports of medical apathy to the pregnant woman.
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