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Report sought over hospital denying treatment to pregnant woman

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Haryana government over allegations of Sirsa General Hospital authorities denying treatment to an expecting mother on unconfirmed reports of HIV.



New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Haryana government over allegations of Sirsa General Hospital authorities denying treatment to an expecting mother on unconfirmed reports of HIV.

The Commission has taken suo motu cognisance of a media report that the Hospital made a blunder by suddenly declaring a pregnant woman, under their treatment for the last six months, HIV positive and declined treatment to her when brought to the hospital following labour pain on June 24.

The hospital staff humiliated her when the family members brought to their notice the fact that she had been getting pre-natal treatment at the same hospital for the last six months, the Commission said in a statement.

Reportedly, the family was constrained to shift her to a private hospital in the town on a motorcycle as the hospital, allegedly, did not provide an ambulance even against payment.

Subsequently, she delivered a male child at a private hospital which also declared that she was not HIV positive.

"The contents of the press report, if true, amount to serious violation of human rights of the victim," observed the Commision.

It has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary, Government of Haryana calling for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks.

From Zee News

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