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UP: Woman delivers baby on floor, No doctor at Health Centre


UP: Woman delivers baby on floor, No doctor at Health Centre

According to official details, India has one doctor for every 1,668 people. Nearly eight lakh doctors across the country were estimated to be in active service in 2017.

Gonda: In what comes as another case of administrative apathy, a woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda district gave birth to her baby on the floor of a Community Health Centre (CHC) due to the non-availability of doctors.

The woman delivered the baby near a heap of garbage after a couple of females, present in the vicinity, spread the sheet on the floor of the CHC.

Speaking to media, Dr Ratan Kumar, Additional Director of Health, said that strict action would be taken against the employees who are found guilty. “A probe will be conducted into the matter,” added Dr Kumar.

According to the World Health Organisation, at least five women die of complications related to pregnancy or childbirth every hour in India. Nearly 45,000 women die due to childbirth-related causes every year in India.

According to official details, India has one doctor for every 1,668 people. Nearly eight lakh doctors across the country were estimated to be in active service in 2017.

Source: ANI
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  1. It is not doctors responsibility always to conduct all deliveries. The staff nurse and midwife are the people who should be conducting deliveries . Each PHC then should have 5 doctors on shift. Everyday 24×7 one Medical officer can not work. Not supposed to work as per law 24x 30

  2. Sir, please write about number of doctors in Uttar Pradesh and not whole India.

    No of qualified drs is 1 per 1047 population in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.