Inadequate facilities, woman gave birth in ambulance

Third case of childbirth outside govt hospital


It seems that inefficiency of doctors at Punjab government hospitals has continued to persist as another woman gave birth to a child outside Tehsil Headquarters Hospital (THQ) in an ambulance in Tandlianwala on Saturday.
It’s the third incident of its kind in a week as earlier a woman gave birth to a child on the stairs near Medical Superintendent’s office in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Thursday. ‘The woman came to the hospital in the morning and was checked by the doctor. However; she was going to the canteen when the labour pain started and she gave birth to the child who is in stable condition.
Her relatives told media that she was denied admission and a bed by the hospital administration because of ‘inadequate facilities for a normal delivery and shortage of blood’.
The administration advised them to take the woman to the District Headquarters Hospital.
After the woman gave birth in the ambulance, she and the newborn were eventually admitted to the Tandlianwala hospital. Woman gives birth on street outside Raiwind hospital as doctors were unavailable
The event comes on the heels of two similar instances in Lahore when a woman had to give birth on a street outside the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Raiwind on Tuesday and then another delivery in an underpass near the Ganga Ram Hospital on Friday.—Agencies

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