New Delhi: A HIV+ woman lost her child in Firozabad Medical College in Uttar Pradesh after doctors refused to touch her for several hours after she went into labour, family alleged.
The hospital administration has ordered an inquiry.
The 20-year-old woman was brought to the medical college hospital by her parents on Monday afternoon. “We had earlier taken her to a private hospital. It was told that the woman’s condition was critical and Rs 20,000 was demanded for the operation. I didn’t have money, so we brought him to the medical college,” victim’s father told media.
He claimed that the doctors here did not even touch his daughter. She was lying on the bed, writhing in pain for hours.
“I then called madam (hospital in-charge) and she came and intervened and then the operation was done at 9.30 pm,” the father of the woman told reporters.
Hospital in-charge Sangeeta Aneja claims that the doctors were not informed about the patient’s HIV status by her family or anyone else. Sangeeta Aneja said that the patient came around 3 pm. Those who were with the patient did not inform the doctors or anyone about him being HIV positive.
“I formed an inquiry committee. I have spoken to everyone. The doctors told me that the woman was tested like a regular patient as they were not aware of her HIV status.”
She said that doctors came to know about the woman’s HIV status around 4 pm and after that the doctors were present all the time. The delivery took place at around 9 pm.
“If anyone has done anything wrong when the inquiry report comes, we will take action,” she said.