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Rajasthan: Nurse removed after found guilty of medical negligence

Rajasthan: Nurse removed after found guilty of medical negligence

Jaipur: Days after a woman gave birth to a child outside a state-run hospital in Jaipur, a nurse was removed after she was found guilty of medical negligence, following an enquiry ordered by the state government.

Rajasthan Health minister Kalicharan Saraf told PTI that the nurse has been put under APO (awaiting posting order) status after a five-member committee found her guilty of negligence.

The committee, which was constituted by the minister to look into alleged negligence on part of the hospital in denying the pregnant woman healthcare facilities last week, gave its report, following which the action against the nurse was taken yesterday.

Ashoka Bai, a nomad woman who was suffering from labour pain, was brought to the Jaipuria hospital in the city by her family members last Friday night, but the doctor on duty refused to admit her while assessing that the delivery of the child was not likely to take place during the night.

The family members took the woman outside the hospital, where she gave birth to a child.

On being alerted, the police reached the spot and the woman and the newborn were later admitted to another hospital at Sanganer.

After the incident came to light, the state health minister had ordered an inquiry into the matter and asked the chief medical and health officer of the district to submit a report in this regard.

Source: PTI
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