Woman delivers baby outside Gurugram hospital after she was denied entry for not having Aadhaar

Munni with her baby
Munni with her baby

A woman delivered her baby outside the emergency ward of a civil hospital here after the staff allegedly denied her admission into the labor ward for not carrying her Aadhaar card, her family members said.

The patient, identified as Munni Kewat (25), was taken to the Gurgaon Civil hospital by her husband and others after she experienced labour pain in the morning.

“We reached the hospital at around 9 am and went to the casualty ward. The staff directed us to go to the labor ward. When we reached there, the staff there asked for my wife’s Aadhaar card for admission,” Arun Kewat, the woman’s husband said.

“A lady doctor and some nurses present at the labour ward demanded a hard copy of the Aadhaar card and said that she would be admitted only on presenting the card. I asked my relatives to stay with my wife and went to get a printout of the card,” he added.

The entire episode was being filmed by other patients, but the hospital staff did not bother to come to her help, her relative said.

The staff allegedly came to Munni’s rescue only after she had delivered the baby and there was blood all over the floor, Singh added.

After the incident came to light, Gurgaon Chief Medical Officer Dr BK Rajora said a doctor and a staff nurse were suspended from duty.


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