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    Shunned by Hospitals, Pregnant Woman dies in Manipur: Govt orders Probe

    Following the incident triggering public anger, the Manipur government ordered an inquiry into the incident on Thursday by constituting a two-man probe panel.

    Guwahati: A pregnant woman in Manipur allegedly died due to denial of medical services at several hospitals including government-run institutes on Thursday.

    As per the family members after the denial of several hospitals, the victim identified as one 20-year-old Kanpatliu Kamei of Puichi village in Manipur’s Noney district, died just before reaching a private hospital in Imphal.

    They said that Kanpatliu, was first taken to Senapati district hospital at around 2 pm on August 5 from where they were referred to a different hospital in Imphal around 10.30 pm. Later, when they drove her to Imphal, at least five hospitals including two government-run institutes denied treating them citing unavailability of health workers.

    The family claimed that the deceased was not a Covid 19 patient either.

    Following the incident triggering public anger, the Manipur government ordered an inquiry into the incident on Thursday by constituting a two-man probe panel. The committee led by Additional Director (Plg) Medical Directorate was asked to furnish a detailed report within a week to the health department.

    Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh said, “All government and private hospitals should attend to all patients. Any violation will be viewed very severely and action will be taken under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Manipur Nursing Home & Clinical Registration Act, 1992 etc.”

    The Manipur government order said, “It is noticed with concern that many health care facilities are denying service to patients due to COVID.I9 pandemic. All government hospitals and private hospitals are hereby instructed to ensure that all patients who reach their facility are attended to promptly, especially emergency and time-bound cases. Each hospital/health facility shall designate responsible staff to ensure there is no denial of service.”

    The state government has also assured to provide Rapid Antigen Kits through the Directorate of Health Services to the hospitals to enable prompt COVID testing.


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