Woman gives birth to stillborn at relief camp

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 15:05

Muzaffarnagar: A riot victim, staying at a relief camp in neighbouring Shamli district, reportedly gave birth to a still-born baby, with her family alleging that inadequate prenatal treatment was provided to her.

Ruksar who has been staying at the relief camp in Kandhla in Shamli district suffered labour pain on Thursday night following which she was taken to a government health centre where she gave birth to a stillborn child in the wee hours of Friday, her family claimed.

Ruksar`s husband, Izmanulhaq and other family members have alleged that lack of timely and adequate facilities available at the relief camp during the time of her labour pain led to the still birth.

The family have been staging protest at the camp since the incident and have demanded strict action.

On contacting, the health centre`s superintendent Ramesh Chandra said an inquiry into the incident has been ordered.

Meanwhile, 24 pregnant women have been identified in Muzaffarnagar district in Loi camp by the administration.

Officials claim that the women have been asked to shift to a nearby hospital, but they have refused to move before their labour pain starts.

The camp at Loi presently houses more than 2,000 riot victims of which approximately half are children.

Sixteen deaths have taken place at the camp due to ailments and medical causes.

The September riots in Muzaffarnagar had left over 60 people dead and rendered thousands homeless.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 15:05

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