An eight-month pregnant woman died in an ambulance after a frantic 13-hour hospital hunt failed to find her a bed as over half-a-dozen facilities denied her treatment, her family claimed on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh, news agency PTI reported.
Neelam, 30-year old pregnant woman and her husband knocked the doors of eight hospitals, including government ones, before she died in the ambulance outside a facility in Greater Noida on Friday, the family told PTI.
Neelam was undergoing treatment at Shivalik Hospital, a private hospital in Noida, for pregnancy-related complications, and on Friday, the hospital refused to admit her, and then they were forced to run from one facility to another, husband told PTI.
The family tried to get admission in the hospitals including ESI hospital, the Child PGI, Sharda Hospital, Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) in Greater Noida, Jaypee Hospital, Fortis Hospital in Gautam Buddh Nagar, and Max Hospital in Vaishali, Ghaziabad. But all refused to admit the pregnant woman.
“Ultimately, she died in the ambulance. Finally, we got to the GIMS where she was put on a ventilator but it was too late,” the family said.
The Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration ordered an inquiry into the matter.
“Additional DM Munindra Nath Upadhyay and Chief Medical Officer Deepak Ohri will probe the matter. The DM has instructed them to immediately carry out a probe and take action,” an official statement said.