Woman gives birth in bathroom at Kerala hospital

31 December, 2016

MALAPPURAM: In a case of alleged medical negligence, a Dalit woman gave birth to a baby in the bathroom at the Manjeri Medical College Hospital on Saturday.

According to sources, the woman was hospitalised for delivery on Friday. It was alleged that the victim, who was on labour pain, was asked to go to the toilet by the hospital authorities.

Sources said that she was asked to pee before going into the labour despite she complained of severe pain. The relatives of the victim filed a complaint with the police, alleging the hospital authorities of medical negligence.

However, the hospital authorities denied allegations of negligence saying the woman never informed them that she was in pain. Health minister K K Shylaja ordered a probe and sought urgent report from the district medical officer on the matter.