Refused admission in Lal Ded hospital, Kupwara woman forced to give birth on road; baby dies

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Srinagar: In a shocking incident a woman from remote Mooree area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir was forced to deliver on the road after doctors at Srinagar’s Lal Ded Hospital  — did not allow her to stay in the hospital overnight and refused to admit her on Thursday, The Indian Express reported.

The woman’s brother, Hami Zaman, told The Indian Express on Friday that Suraya had developed labour pain on Thursday at home.

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With nearly 3-feet snow in the area, the road between Mooree and Kalaroos, where the nearest hospital is located, were not motorable. “Around 15 people put my sister on a charpoy and we walked for six hours to reach the hospital (in Kalaroos, around 14 km away),” he said.

Doctors there referred her to Kupwara hospital, from where she was referred further to Lal Ded Hospital in Srinagar.

At Lal Ded, the family said, Suraya was kept under observation for a few hours. Hospital authorities subsequently refused to admit her.

Zaman said, “At around 8.30 pm, my sister developed severe pain again and delivered a baby girl on the road. The newborn died immediately,” Zaman said.