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Delhi: NHRC Takes Cognisance of Reports of Woman Delivering Baby Outside Safdarjung Hospital

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Last Updated: July 21, 2022, 22:27 IST

New Delhi, India

A Union health ministry official said a report has been sought from Safdarjung Hospital in the matter.(Representational photo/Reuters)

A Union health ministry official said a report has been sought from Safdarjung Hospital in the matter.(Representational photo/Reuters)

The action was taken on the directions of Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya after a video of the incident that took place on Tuesday went viral on social media, according to NHRC officials

The NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports that a woman delivered her baby outside the Safdarjung Hospital here after she was allegedly denied admission. The action was taken on the directions of Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya after a video of the incident that took place on Tuesday went viral on social media, according to NHRC officials.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has "taken a suo motu cognisance of media reports that in Delhi, a woman delivered a child on the floor outside the Emergency Department of the Safdarjung Hospital, as she was denied a bed," an official said. Following the incident, the Centre-run facility barred three doctors from duties pending inquiry and issued show cause notices to five others.

A Union health ministry official earlier said a report has been sought from the hospital. Safdarjung Hospital, one of the largest tertiary government hospitals in the country, has initiated an inquiry into the incident, according to sources.

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first published:July 21, 2022, 22:16 IST
last updated:July 21, 2022, 22:27 IST