Pregnant woman in Rajasthan dies after being treated on table

In shocking news, a pregnant woman has passed away due to medical negligence of a government hospital in the Bundi district of Rajasthan. The 27-year-old woman,  Koshaliya Bai was slated to deliver the baby at night or the next morning as her condition was normal but she was not given a bed. She was treated on a table before moving to the gallery where she went into labour and passed away.

Nand Kishore who was heartbroken after the loss of her wife said that doctors could have easily saved his wife had they been on time. “Had the doctors on duty attended to my wife in time, she could have been saved. The staff on duty repeatedly said that we had left the hospital, while in fact we were outside in the gallery and were waiting for the treatment,” he said.

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However, the hospital denied the charges. Principal medical officer (PMO) of the Bundi district hospital named Dr O P Verma said the pregnant woman was admitted at 12:50 pm on Tuesday and was checked by the doctors but later she quickly left the place with her family and reappeared at 9 pm in a critical condition.

“The medical staff and hospital are not responsible for a patient who leaves the hospital ward without informing,” he said as per PTI inputs.

He further added that the patient was attended by Dr B S Meena after she came to the hospital again.

When asked why a gynaecologist was not called in the right time to attend to the patient Koshaliya Devi, Dr Verma said the hospital is in a shortage of staff as there were only 3 gynaecologists and medical officers at the mother and child section, when they required additional five to eight doctors.

The hospital also does not have sufficient beds and space because of this, doctors are forced to treat patients on tables outside the ward, the PMO said.

“When I examined the woman last night, there was no pulse or blood pressure in the body,” Dr Meena stressed the fact that the woman died due to fits during labour pain.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.