Pregnant Woman Dies In Public Transport After Being Denied Admission By 3 Thane Hospitals

A 22-year-old pregnant woman died in an auto-rickshaw, a type of public transport in India after she was denied admission by 3 Thane hospitals.

The incident happened in Thane, which is located in Maharashtra, India.

The Mumbra Police has filed a case against the 3 hospitals that refused to admit the pregnant woman.

According to the Mumbra Police, the incident happened on the intervening evening of May 25 and May 26, 2020.

Mehek Khan, the 22-year-old woman, reportedly developed labor pain.

Khan was accompanied by a family member to the hospital, however, no hospital in the area accepter her and denied her admission request.

The 3 hospitals that denied her admission have been identified as Bilal Hospital, Prime Criticare Hospital, and Universal Hospital.

Moving from one hospital to another during her severe labor pain, the 22-year-old woman died in public transport.

The family members of Khan approached the Mumbra Police Station and asked for help.

The Bilal Hospital, Prime Criticare Hospital, and Universal Hospital have an FIR charged against them for not helping Khan.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Kadam tweeted a video of the entire incident.

Kadam said:

Nothing is being done even after several appeals to the Maharashtra government. Patients in Mumbai are not getting beds and they are dying like this on road. Maharashtra government is a complete failure.

An official investigation has been launched for the incident, no arrests have been made so far.

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