Woman delivers baby on hospital veranda in Keonjhar


Keonjhar: In yet another case of poor healthcare facility in the state, a pregnant woman had to deliver a baby on the veranda of Keonjhar Hospital here after he was denied a bed last night.

According to reports, a woman of Asanabahala village in Anandpur sub-division complained of labour pain, following which she was brought to Keonjhar district headquarters hospital by her family members at around 7 pm.

As there was shortage of bed in the labour ward and she could barely move waited on the veranda of the hospital and delivered a baby boy at around 3 am.

Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Swapneswar Gadanayak said that the woman has been allotted a bed and her condition is stable now.

“An enquiry has been ordered to find out under which circumstances she delivered at the veranda. We will take action in the matter after investigation,” he added.

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