Should Muslims now stop seeking healthcare, asks Owaisi on hospital’s treatment refusal to pregnant Muslim woman in Rajasthan

Janana Hospital, a government hospital in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district has come under the scanner for citing the religion of a pregnant Muslim woman as grounds for refusing to admit her at the hospital, India Today reports.

The pregnant woman, after leaving the hospital, delivered the child inside the ambulance but the infant has died soon after minutes.

“My pregnant wife had to deliver a child. She was referred from Sikri to the Janana Hospital in the district headquarter but the doctors here mentioned that we should go to Jaipur because we are Muslim. As I was taking her in the ambulance, she delivered the child but the baby died. I hold the administration responsible for my child’s death,” Irfan Khan, the husband of the woman who was refused admission, told India Today TV.

The doctor has been identified as Dr Moneet Walia and he is currently posted as the Head of Department in OBS and Gynae department at the hospital.

The Rajasthan tourism minister Vishvendra Singh said that “there can be nothing more shameful than this”.

“This is a secular state and the government is extremely sensitive about such matters,” he added.

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi also condemned the incident. Tweeting a testimony from the husband, Owasi wrote, “The staff must be tried & punished as common criminals & should receive exemplary punishment. They are responsible for the death of an innocent woman. Should we now stop seeking healthcare? Anti-Muslim hate reaches new heights every day & is costing us our lives.”

“Has Hindutva radicalisation become so brazen because it is backed by govt support or because it is embraced by a large section of society? Will anything be done to counter it?” Owaisi tweeted.

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