Women dies of hospital ‘negligence’ in UP

Mirzapur: In yet another incident of alleged negligence, a woman died for want of “medical attention” at the district hospital here two days after she gave birth to a stillborn, leading to a protest by local residents and activists of Apna Dal.

The pictures of the 20-year-old’s father-in-law carrying her in arms have gone viral on social media.

Anshu Pandey was on September 4 admitted to the district hospital, where she gave birth to a stillborn the next day, Chief Medical Officer VS Rai said.

Soon after, her condition deteriorated and her father-in -law took her to a private hospital for further treatment.

However, the authorities at the private hospital denied to take her in, following which she was brought back to the district hospital, her father-in-law Hriday Narain Pandey said.

“When we returned to the district hospital, the staff asked why we went to the private hospital and misbehaved with us,” Hriday alleged.

“The hospital staff refused to provide us a stretcher and I had to carry her in my arms from one place to another,” he further alleged.

The woman was then taken to a hospital in Varanasi where she died on Wednesday.

Hriday alleged medical negligence on the part of the district hospital staff and said it lead to Anshu’s death.

However, the CMO said: “The district hospital staff did not advise the woman’s father-in-law to take her to the private hospital. He did that on his own. Also, we did not refer her to the Varanasi hospital. It was his decision.”

Meanwhile, Apna Dal which led the protest of locals demanded that a case be lodged against the hospital staff and submitted a memorandum to this effect to the administration.