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In a shocking incident, a 20-year-old HIV positive woman who had gone into labor was allegedly left unattended by the medical staff who "refused" to touch her.
After a delay of over six hours, when the matter reached senior officials, a nurse took the woman to the labour room. She gave birth to a baby boy who was having breathing difficulties. The staff did not allow the family to see the child and took him to a special new-born care unit. The next morning, the child died.
After a delay of over six hours, when the matter reached senior officials, a nurse took the woman to the labour room. She gave birth to a baby boy who was having breathing difficulties. The staff did not allow the family to see the child and took him to a special new-born care unit. The next morning, the child died.Pixabay

In a shocking incident, a 20-year-old HIV positive woman who had gone into labour, was allegedly left unattended by the medical staff who "refused" to touch her.

The woman gave birth to a boy who died hours later.

Firozabad Medical College principal Dr Sangeeta Aneja said, "A probe has been ordered on the basis of a complaint received from the woman's family."

After a delay of over six hours, when the matter reached senior officials, a nurse took the woman to the labour room. She gave birth to a baby boy who was having breathing difficulties. The staff did not allow the family to see the child and took him to a special new-born care unit. The next morning, the child died.
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The woman has been living with her parents in Firozabad after she got separated from her husband a year after her wedding. She got the HIV infection soon after getting married, her family claimed.
The woman has been living with her parents in Firozabad after she got separated from her husband a year after her wedding. She got the HIV infection soon after getting married, her family claimed. Pixabay

The woman's father, who works in the bangle-making industry, said, "The private hospital was asking Rs 20,000 for normal delivery. After consulting the district field officer of National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), I took my daughter to the medical where she lay on a stretcher and kept crying in pain for over six hours. Despite repeated requests, no doctor came to help her."

After a delay of over six hours, when the matter reached senior officials, a nurse took her to the labour room. She gave birth to a baby boy who was having breathing difficulties. The staff did not allow the family to see the child and took him to a special new-born care unit. The next morning, the child died.

After a delay of over six hours, when the matter reached senior officials, a nurse took the woman to the labour room. She gave birth to a baby boy who was having breathing difficulties. The staff did not allow the family to see the child and took him to a special new-born care unit. The next morning, the child died.
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NACO field officer Sarita Yadav said, "I had been keeping in constant touch with the HIV-positive woman. The family was unable to afford treatment at a private hospital so I called them to the medical college. But no doctor or hospital staffer came near her. For hours I requested medical assistance. The woman was in a lot of pain. I have apprised senior officials about the incident."

The woman has been living with her parents in Firozabad after she got separated from her husband a year after her wedding.

She got the HIV infection soon after getting married, her family claimed. (HN/NewsGram)

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After a delay of over six hours, when the matter reached senior officials, a nurse took the woman to the labour room. She gave birth to a baby boy who was having breathing difficulties. The staff did not allow the family to see the child and took him to a special new-born care unit. The next morning, the child died.
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