Controversy erupts after male doctor delivers patient, ASHA workers begin protest
Bareilly: Controversy brewed after a male doctor performed a normal delivery for a patient at the Shahjahanpur Medical College and Hospital. The act stirred the ASHA workers to stage a protest, alleging that in spite of the presence of female doctors and midwives the hospital authorities assigned the task of the normal delivery to a male doctor.
Although there is no statutory law that governs the legal entity of a male doctor performing delivery for a patient, the ASHA workers protested in front of the institute after a video of a male doctor performing a normal delivery of a baby went viral on social media on Thursday evening.
The workers claimed that in spite of the presence of female doctors and midwives the hospital authorities assigned the task of the normal delivery to a male doctor which is not justified. They further added that the village women might feel uncomfortable to approach the health facility if the authorities keep on assigning the task of normal delivery to male doctors.
Condemning the authority's decisions, the protesting Asha workers stated that this kind of incident must not take place in the future and if there are available midwives and women doctors in the hospital, the duty of normal delivery should be given to one of them.
They also threatened to Boycott work if the male doctors keep on delivering babies.