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Rajasthan Government to pay Rs.50 thousand relief for roadside delivery: NHRC
JANADHIKAR Reporter | 30 Apr 2014

Chief Secretary, to pay a sum of Rs.50 thousand to a woman, who had to suffer the indignity of delivering a baby by the roadside due to the negligence and indifference of the medical staff of the Government Community Health Centre, Kareda, Bhilwara, Rajasthan.



Apathetic and negligent medical staff a blot on the constitution machinery meant for ensuring welfare of common-men. The National Human Rights Commission has asked the Government of Rajasthan, through its Chief Secretary, to pay a sum of Rs.50 thousand to a woman, who had to suffer the indignity of delivering a baby by the roadside due to the negligence and indifference of the medical staff of the Government Community Health Centre, Kareda, Bhilwara, Rajasthan.  Further the Chief Secretary, Rajasthan, has been asked to send a compliance report along with proof of payment within six weeks. The recommendation made by NHRC on April,4, 2014.Thanks to communiqué by National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi, in which the recommendations flashed.


Considering a complaint made by a human rights activist in which it was complained that a pregnant woman was taken to the residence of a male doctor of the Government Health Centre, Kareda on the 3rd August, 2011, who referred her to the Health Centre, where staff at the Health Centre refused to admit the women. Later the women concerned was being taken to the residence of a lady doctor of the Health Centre, she delivered the baby by the roadside. During the course of the enquiry, the Commission has found a male nursing staff guilty of negligence and dereliction of duty and that disciplinary action had been initiated against him.

It was revealed during investigation that there was no coordination between the doctors deployed and as a result of enquiry oriented directions, male doctor was transferred and proposal for a disciplinary action against the lady doctor had been forwarded to the Directorate of Health,Rajastan Government.