Greater Noida: Pregnant woman dies in Ambulance after failing to find a bed
New Delhi : An eight-month pregnant woman died inside ambulance after 13-hour long hunt for a bed in a hospital failed, after over half-a-dozen medical facilities denied admission to her, said family.
Neelam, 30, and her husband Vijender Singh, 30, 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.
Gautam Buddh Nagar administration has taken note of the incident and has ordered inquiry in the matter.
A resident of Khoda colony on the Noida-Ghaziabad border, Neelam was eight months pregnant and undergoing treatment at Shivalik Hospital, a private facility, for pregnancy-related complications, her husband said.
On Friday, the hospital authorities denied them admission and were forced to move to different facilities.
"We first went to the ESI hospital. Thereafter, we went to a hospital in Sector 30 (the Child PGI), from there we went to the Sharda Hospital and then to the Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) in Greater Noida. But all refused to admit her," the man is seen alleging in a video circulating on social media.
He also mentioned that his family even tried private hospitals like Jaypee, Fortis and others but none agreed to admit her.
"Ultimately, she died in the ambulance. Finally, we got to the GIMS where she was put on a ventilator but it was too late," he said.
Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate Suhas LY ordered a probe into the episode.
"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.