In a shocking incident, a pregnant woman admitted to the government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) had to perform her own delivery due to the hospital administration’ s apathy on Sunday, sources said.
The patient, Sukeshni Shrikant Chatare (23), a resident of Hudkeshwar was taking a treatment in the GMCH right from the beginning and it was her first pregnancy.
As her due date was approaching, her kin admitted her to the hospital on Saturday, where she was kept on the floor in the ward No 33 after complaining from her relatives, she was given the cot.
Meanwhile, around 0200 hrs on Sunday when she developed labourpain, doctors took her to delivery ward, but after waiting sometime, they left the ward, sources said.
Between 0300 hrs and 0500 hrs, Sukeshni was alone in the delivery ward and around 0510 hrs she was crying for help hearing that a relative of another patient woke up and found the baby’s head come out of the womb and her relative asked Keshni to pull out the baby outside her body.
Initially she refused to do so, but when she was unable to bear the pain, she somehow pulled the baby out, said sources.
Later on when the mother of the patient came there, she woke up the nurses on the duty who then cut the umbilical cord and asked the patient to sleep on floor along with her newborn baby. In this attempt, Keshni suffered heavy blood loss.
Till 1000 hrs on Sunday the patient was on the floor with her newborn-baby. When her relative complained with gynaecological department head, she was given the cot, sources added.