Two lady doctors suspended after woman gives birth to child outside hospital

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GUJRAT: Two lady doctors of Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital were suspended after a woman gave birth to a child outside the hospital on Saturday.

According to details, the woman with labour pain was shifted to Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital Gujrat but the administration instead of admitting her referred the woman to CMH Kharian Cantt. However, the woman gave birth to the child outside the hospital.

The family of the lady held a protest demonstration against the administration of the hospital for slackness. Taking notice of the incident, Medical Superintendent (MS) Shahid Farooq suspended the two lady doctors responsible for the incident.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ali Randhawa said that investigation into the matter was underway and those responsible would be brought to book.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif also took a strict notice of the incident and sought a report from the health secretary and the district administration. He directed to indicate the responsible ones and initiate a strict disciplinary action against them.

The chief minister said that the incident was quite an unfortunate one and was not tolerable at any cost.