Baby falls and dies on hospital floor as woman in labour pain forced to walk


Radhika Dhawad | Feb 2, 2018 7:13

Betul District Hospital
Photo source: ANI

In a shocking incident,  Neelu Verma, a 25-year-old woman in Betul, Madhya Pradesh was forced to walk down the passage of Betul District Hospital (government hospital) in severe labour pain despite expressing her inability to walk. Neelu delivered a baby while walking, who died after falling on the hospital floor. Despite Neelu started having labour pains while on the way to the hospital in the ambulance, she was still not offered a wheel chair or stretcher at the hospital.

Betul District Hospital
Betul District Hospital in Madhya Pradesh (Photo source: ANI)

As per NDTV, Vikas, husband of Neelu Verma, said, “No doctor was present at the primary health centre in Ghodadongri (Neelu’s native place) due to a government holiday, so they had to rush to Betul. When she was being escorted, on foot, to the labour room, she delivered the baby, which fell on the floor and died on the spot.”

Dr AK Baranga, civil surgeon at Betul District Hospital, said that Neelu was brought to the hospital in Janani Express ambulance after complaining of labour pains. He admitted that not providing a stretcher and forcing her to walk despite being in labour pain is a serious case of carelessness. The civic surgeon of the hospital assured that an action would be taken against the concerned employees after proper inquiry has been done.