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As per a video that went viral last week, a pregnant woman is seen sitting on the floor of the empty Kolar’s KGF government hospital, writhing in labur pains. She was allegedly made to wait for four hours. When she was not attended to by a doctor, the woman was eventually taken to a private hospital for the delivery. Her baby, however, did not survive.
22-year-old Sameena, a resident of Kolar, was taken to KGF Government Hospital on Tuesday noon last week after she began experiencing contractions. She was accompanied by her husband Riyaz and two other female relatives. Dr Shivakumar, the surgeon who was on call at the time at KGF has since been suspended by officials.
- Hospital fault: In an empty hospital, where no staff is visible in the video, how did the patient walk in?
- Administrative fault: Why did no one attend to the woman?
- Medical fault: If the doctor was on call, why did he or she not come?
- Govt fault: As it was government hospital, how can you have no staff?
Dr KK Aggarwal
Padma Shri Awardee
President Elect Confederation of Medical Associations in Asia and Oceania (CMAAO)
Group Editor-in-Chief IJCP Publications
President Heart Care Foundation of India
Past National President IMA