Eight-month-pregnant woman died after 8 hospitals denied treatment in NCR
A 30-year-old pregnant woman died on June 5 after she was allegedly denied treatment by at least eight government and private hospitals in Noida and Ghaziabad due to the non-availability of beds.
Neelam was eight months pregnant and a resident of Azad Vihar in Khoda colony, Ghaziabad. According to the family members, she had complained of breathlessness on Friday morning and was first rushed by her husband in the autorickshaw to ESIC hospital in Noida’s Sector 24 at 6am.
According to the family, they took her to seven hospitals (government and private) in Gautam Budh Nagar and one (Max Hospital in Vaishali) in Ghaziabad.The family members alleged that all hospitals denied her treatment citing unavailability of bed. The family took her to some private hospitals like Fortis in Sector 62, followed by Jaypee hospital in Sector 128 and Sharda Hospital in Greater Noida. The family members alleged that all hospitals denied her treatment citing unavailability of bed. After Sharda, the family took her to the GIMS, then to Max Hospital in Vaishali, and finally back to GIMS where she was declared brought dead.