Denied ultrasound over Aadhaar, woman delivers in the open
A woman in Gurugram on Friday delivered her baby outside the gate of a hospital's emergency ward after she was allegedly denied ultrasound test due to lack of Aadhaar card. The wife reportedly had her Aadhaar number and voter ID but the hospital asked for a physical copy of the Aadhaar which is required for admission for an ultrasound test.
A 25-year-old woman delivered a baby girl outside the emergency ward of Civil Hospital Gurgaon on Friday after she was allegedly denied an ultrasound test before the delivery due to lack of Aadhaar card.
Munni had her Aadhaar card number, however, the hospital administration insisted on a copy of the card which is mandatory for admission for an ultrasound test. Bablu, the husband of the woman, alleged that the doctors denied admission to his wife because she did not carry the card.
The baby girl was delivered without any medical support near the parking lot outside the emergency ward of the hospital, said Bablu.
Munni and Bablu reached the hospital at 9.30am after Munni started having labour pain. On reaching the hospital they went to the gynaecology ward where the doctor asked them to submit an ultrasound report. Since Munni had not got any tests done related to her pregnancy, she was sent by a staff nurse to get an ultrasound test where she was asked for an Aadhaar card, said Janaki, sister-in-law of Munni.
The couple live in Sheetla Colony in Gurgaon. Bablu, a daily wage labourer, offered Munni’s voter ID card, but the staff insisted on an Aadhaar card and Munni was denied admission for the test thus delaying her delivery. The couple has a two-year-old son.