Death of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby
Facts leading to the unfortunate death of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby
A pregnant Mrs. KANPATLIU KAMEI, W/O ROSHAN BALANG, 20 years of age of Puichi (Oktan) village died along with her unborn baby today morning, THE 6TH August, 2020 at the Shija Hospitals Casualty entrance due to denial of medical help by 5 (five) hospitals in Imphal.
The circumstances and facts leading to her death are as follows:
The patient party arrived at Senapati District Hospital around 2 P.M on the 5th August, 2020. The doctors there assured that delivery will be done by them. However, around 10.30 P.M, they advised the patient party to go to Imphal.
Consequently, they rented a private vehicle and reached JNIMS around 12.30 A.M. However, in total act of irresponsibility and negligence, she was refused to be treated even though she possessed a Covid-19 Negative Test Result, and in need of emergency help. In a rare inhumane act of cruelty, the same nurses who knows the danger more than anybody else refused to give her entry saying there is no doctor to treat her.
In desperation, they requested one young man working in a pharmacy at Porompat to take them to other hospitals as the late patient party have not much idea about hospitals in Imphal. Fortunately, the young man agreed and took them to RIMS.
The same denial was repeated in RIMS too even after showing the Covid-19 Negative Test Result and knowing the critical condition of the patient.
Thereafter, they approached Imphal Hospital but was refused admission again inspite of the serious condition of the patient.
Next, they approached another 2 (two) private hospitals, whose names are unknown to the patient party. There too, they were denied access. As a last resort, they went to Shija Hospitals where she and the unborn baby expired at the Casualty entrance at around 4 A.M before the patient party could approach the hospital authorities.
This is the heart rending tragedy of a young mother and an unborn baby who died unnecessarily due to negligent, irresponsible and inhumane act of the doctors and nurses who denied the patient help in spite of knowing the outcome of their cruel and inhuman act.