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UP apathy: HIV+ pregnant woman denied admission, delivers stillborn

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In yet another instance of heartless medical apathy, an HIV-positive pregnant woman who traveled nearly 50 km to Bareilly with her husband, was denied treatment and delivered a stillborn at Badaun district hospital in Uttar Pradesh.

Doctors said the infant could have been saved had the mother received immediate medical attention.

A probe has been ordered into the incident. Her husband alleged that the doctors in Badaun refused to admit his wife because she has AIDS.

“They refused to help my wife and asked me to take her to some other hospital in Bareilly. I begged them to save my child but they misbehaved. With no other options, I rushed her to Bareilly at midnight and the operation was finally conducted. Unfortunately, the baby was dead,” he alleged.

This incident comes days after a 12-year-old boy died due to alleged medical negligence on August 30, 2016. His father ran from pillar to post in search of medical attention but he died at Kanpur Medical College.

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