Gonda, January 10: In what comes as another case of administrative apathy, a woman in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district gave birth to her baby on the floor of a Community Health Centre (CHC) due to the non-availability of doctors. The woman delivered the baby near a heap of garbage after a couple of females, present in the vicinity, spread the sheet on the floor of the CHC.
Speaking to media, Dr Ratan Kumar, Additional Director of Health, said that strict action would be taken against the employees who are found guilty. "A probe will be conducted into the matter," added Dr Kumar. Indonesia Woman Delivers Baby On-board Etihad Flight.
Gonda: A woman gave birth on floor after failing to find a doctor in the community health center. Dr Ratan Kumar, Upper Health Director, Devipatan division says, "This is a serious incident. Investigation will be done and action will be taken against the responsible persons." pic.twitter.com/OzGPQxrKT1
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According to the World Health Organisation, at least five women die of complications related to pregnancy or childbirth every hour in India. Nearly 45,000 women die due to childbirth-related causes every year in India. Pregnant Woman Without Aadhaar Denied Entry in Gurgaon Hospital, Forced to Deliver Baby Outside.
According to official details, India has one doctor for every 1,668 people. Nearly eight lakh doctors across the country were estimated to be in active service in 2017.