Burdwan (WB): A woman, who was allegedly turned away by officials and doctors of Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, gave birth to a baby girl at a roadside tea stall at Talit in the district, prompting authorities to order an inquiry.
The incident occured on Thursday and the woman,
Parbati Bagdi, went home after delivery but the baby died for
lack of treatment the next day, official sources said today.
"The doctors asked us to come after a month when I
took Parbati to BMCH. She felt labour pain on the way home
near Talit railway level crossing on Thursday. We got down
from the bus and she gave birth to a girl with the help of a
quack," Parbati`s mother Kalpana Majhi said.
Parbati was referred to BMCH by a local health centre
near her home at Gotistha village.
Deputy Superintendent of BMCH Dr Tapas Kumar Ghosh
said that the doctors advised the woman to undergo an
ultrasonography but she left without telling the hospital
District Magistrate Omkar Singh Meena said, "An
investigation has been launched into the incident. A team of
officials visited Parbati`s home and took her to a local
public health centre at Mongalkote where the baby died
Parbati was later sent to BMCH after her condition
The incident comes close on the heels of recent infants
deaths in Malda district which have led to crititicism of
health services in West Bengal.