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New Delhi: DCW recommends FIR against Safdarjung Hospital

New Delhi: DCW recommends FIR against Safdarjung Hospital

New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has recommended lodging of an FIR against Safdarjung Hospital on complaint of a woman who alleged she had delivered twin babies but was handed over only one, a charge denied by the hospital authorities. DCW had received a complaint last month from the woman who alleged that she delivered twins but only one baby was handed over to her by the Safdarjung hospital. The complainant had also alleged that her second baby was dumped in the garbage by the nurse.

“As evidence, complainant submitted her ultrasound report conducted at a polyclinic centre. We had issued notices to Safdarjung hospital, polyclinic and SHO PS Safdarjung Enclave. While hospital denied the allegations, the polyclinic confirmed to us as well as to police that as per ultrasound, the woman was carrying twins,” a DCW official said.

“Investigation by local police remains inconclusive. Commission has found prima facie evidence to substantiate the allegations and has ordered registration of FIR,” he added. DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal had written to Special CP, Crime to register an FIR and get the matter investigated by the crime branch.

“The Safdarjung Hospital has stated that a departmental inquiry was conducted which concluded that the girl had delivered a single baby. This is a very serious matter which needs to be enquired into,” Maliwal said in the letter.

“The Commission is of the considered view that a detailed police investigation into the complaint is required as prima facie, cognisable offences under the IPC and other laws are clearly made out,” she added. Meanwhile, Dr A K Rai, medical superintendent of Safdarjung Hospital, rubbished the allegations.

“The allegations are baseless and there is no substance to them. As per the Head of the Department, she only gave birth to one baby and the woman had accepted that she gave only one push.

“She had come to the hospital on the 33rd day of her pregnancy with an ultrasound report. A probe was introduced but two babies were not visible. We asked her to get a second ultrasound done but she didn’t come after that. She only came when she was in labour,” he said.

Source: PTI
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  1. ,

    My mom was admitted in safdarjang hospital on 25th Feb 2018 , wherein she got admitted in cardiac ward no 34 .she was in room no 214 bed no 13 ..she was ill treated by the DR. Gaurav , she was in pain but doctor was very careless . He was not talking properly and whenever we go to and say my mom is in pain he always tried to ignore us and show like he is too busy.

    She was in hospital till 28 Feb 2018 but day by day her condition was getting worse and doctor gaurav he is such a ill human being he said u have to go from here even we requested my mom is not in a good position even then he said I don\’t know you people have to leave and he was forcing us to sign on discharge papers.

    He said he can give only 15 mins to us to shift or to change the hospital

    I want to you people to take a strict action on him and teach him bit of skills and etiquettes which he really needs for his long term carreer.

    I will write this letter to PM modi and to media as well because he DR.gaurav doesn\’t deserve this profession.

    I want to add on something I don\’t know his full name but sits In ward number 34 room number 16B

    Isha Agarwal