COVID-19 +ve Woman Refused Treatment, Delivers Baby In Ambulance In Tripura: Report

Laxmi Rani Chowdhury and her child boy are beneath remark at GB Pant Hospital (Representational)


A 25-year-old COVID-19 optimistic girl in Tripura has delivered her child in an ambulance throughout a 130-km arduous journey from Unakoti district hospital in Kailasahar to GB Pant hospital, the states essential corona care hospital in Agartala the place she was referred, officers mentioned on Thursday.

The pregnant girl was taken to 3 hospitals in about 36 hours since Tuesday however all of them refused to deal with her.

The incident has led to the state well being director to provoke an inquiry towards the Kailasahar hospital and order the submission of a report on its refusal to supply medical care to the girl inside two days, official sources mentioned.

Her child was born within the useless of the night time in an ambulance when it was crossing the hilly terrains of Atharomura hill vary, about 50 km from on Wednesday, her relations mentioned.

Laxmi Rani Chowdhury and her child boy are protected and beneath remark at GB Pant Hospital, sources in it mentioned.

The lady was first admitted to Unakoti district hospital at Kailasahar district on Tuesday for her supply however was referred to the corona care hospital as she had examined optimistic for COVID-19 following a fast antigen take a look at.

She developed labour pains on the way in which to Agartala at about 4.30 pm on Tuesday when the ambulance carrying her was close to Kumarghat district hospital, about 110 km away. She was taken to the hospital and made to attend for about two hours.

However as she didn’t go into labour, the medical doctors there too referred her to the GB Pant hospital. The lady delivered her child late on Wednesday night time within the ambulance when it was crossing Atharomura hill vary in Khowai district, 50 km from right here.

The lady’s relations who had been accompanying her rushed her to the close by Teliamura sub-divisional hospital.

However she had a retained the placenta and was despatched to the Agartala hospital, the place she was lastly admitted alongside along with her child late on Wednesday.

Each the mom and the kid are protected. Because the mom had examined coronavirus optimistic and the newborn was uncovered to her for fairly a while and likewise wants breastfeeding, they weren’t separated,” Bidhan Goswami, the resident medical officer of GB Pant hospital mentioned.

“Now we have saved them collectively within the COVID-19 ward,” he mentioned.

Tripura well being director Subhashish Debbarma mentioned an inquiry was initiated towards the authorities of the Kailasahar district hospital for not offering therapy to the girl and requested it to submit a report inside two days.

There’s a criticism that the gynecologist on obligation didn’t admit the affected person after she examined COVID-19 optimistic.

We should take punitive measures towards the erring medical doctors if the criticism is discovered to be true, he mentioned.

Kailahahar district hospital medical superintendent Samarendra Debbarma mentioned that he had taken the recommendation of his seniors earlier than referring the girl to GB Pant Hospital in Agartala.

We had mentioned with our seniors earlier than referring the girl to the Agartala hospital. Furthermore, we now have just one labour room and one operation theatre (in Kailasahar hospital).

“Now we have a COVID-19 ward however as per instruction we refer any severe coronavirus affected person to Agartala,” he added.


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