Inquiry ordered after pregnant woman dies in south Kashmir: Where can be the error?

Authorities have ordered an inquiry after a pregnant woman died at Maternity and Children Hospital Sherbagh in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, even as the police took cognisance of the case. Shobi Jan (25) wife of Mohd Hussain Bhat of Sarnal Anantnag died on Tuesday (June 25). She walked into the hospital on the morning of June 25 (Tuesday). She was asked to take tea and snacks before her delivery which according to the family was fixed at 2 p.m. by the doctors. However, no doctor turned up at the scheduled time.

A female attendant observed that there was no movement of foetus inside the womb and she rushed to inform the doctors. There was no response from the doctors ill 11 pm when she was taken to labour room where no one from the family was allowed to enter. She was taken to operating theater at around 3 a.m.

It was at around 6: 30 a.m. that the operating theater was opened and that too when the police team reached the hospital. The case has been booked under 174 CrPc.

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