Bengaluru: The health department has suspended four people, including the gynecologist and obstetrician of the hospital where a pregnant woman died after she was refused admission.
A criminal case has also been filed against the four staffers of the Tumkur hospital.
The hospital reportedly denied admission to the woman who was pregnant with twins for not having a Thayi card or Aadhar card. The woman went into labour and died of excessive bleeding during the delivery.
In the aftermath of the incident, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar has issued a stern warning to all hospitals in the state to not turn away patients for lack of documents and provide emergency health services.
The circular issued by the health department states that in emergency situations, verification of the patient’s details is secondary and priority should be given to attending them. A criminal case will be filed against erring hospital staff for such incidents, it is stated.