Dalit woman gives birth in hospital toilet in Manjeri
Manjeri: In a worrying incident, a Dalit woman gave birth to baby in the toilet of Manjeri Medical College Hospital. The mother and child are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.
In this regard, the Health Minister has sought a report. The District Medical Officer will conduct a probe into the incident.
The relatives alleged apathy on the part of hospital authorities. The woman was admitted to the hospital on Friday morning. When she complained of pain, she was asked to go to the bathroom to pass urine.
The relatives said that duty doctors were not present there at the time of the incident and they reached long after the delivery. Apart from that, the hospital authorities had reportedly told them that this is a usual occurrence in the hospital and that there was no need to panic.
A complaint has been submitted to the Chief Minister and the SC/ST department. The child’s condition is now stable, according to the doctors.