Poor woman gives birth to baby in hospital lawn

January 14, 2017
Samaa Web Desk

SHIKARPUR: A poor woman gave birth to her child in hospital lawn after doctors reportedly refused to admit the pregnant lady in the medical facility at Shikarpur city of Sindh.

The incident exposes shameful situation in government-run hospitals of Sindh where pregnant women lack adequate facilities for birth, most of them die of labour pain.

The hospitals even in urban cities of interior Sindh also lack modern treatment facilities for newborns i.e incubators.

According to our correspondent, doctors in district hospital of Shikarpur refused to admit a woman since she had no money. They advised her to go to private hospitals.

The woman waited outside the hospital hoping that she would be admitted, but to no avail, as she gave birth to her baby in the hospital’s lawn. – Samaa
Published in Health, Pakistan

Story first published: 14th January 2017


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