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Bizarre: Woman delivers baby in cab as hospital ‘refuses’ ambulance

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Srinagar: A woman delivered her baby in a cab after a hospital allegedly ignored her husband’s plea for providing an ambulance to them in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Mohammad Shafi Kohli of Sarkoli Kalaroos told reporters that doctors at a local hospital had referred his pregnant wife to Kupwara District Hospital but refused to allot them an ambulance.
“They asked me to take my wife there in a Sumo cab,” he said, adding his wife delivered their baby on way to the healthcare facility.
He demanded action against the doctors.
Notably, the incident comes into limelight months after a similar incident was reported from the lone maternity care hospital L D in Srinagar on January 17 this year.
The incident happened on Thursday (January 17) night after the woman from remote Moore village of Kalaroos area of Kupwara developed labour pain at her home earlier during the day.
A family member of the woman said she was taken to Kalaroos hospital on a cot by a few people as the road was not motorable because of snow.
“The doctors there referred her to Kupwara hospital, from where she was further referred to Lal Ded Hospital in Srinagar,” the family member said.
He said the woman was kept under observation for a few hours at Lal Ded hospital, after which the doctors there allegedly refused her an overnight stay at the hospital.
The woman delivered a baby girl on the road. The baby died following which Divisional commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Khan, ordered the enquiry to ascertain the factual position after reports of denial of entry of the pregnant woman into Lal Ded Hospital came to the fore.

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