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Odisha: Six medical staff suspended for denial of admission to pregnant woman over Covid suspicion

30/10/2020 at 9:16 PM

Jharsuguda, Oct 30: The Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) has ordered suspension of six medical staff in connection with denial of admission to a pregnant woman.

The woman was forced to spend around three hours at the cycle stand of the District Headquarters Hospital after medical staff refused to admit her without Covid-19 test.

The woman hailing from Bandhabahal area was rushed to the hospital on October 24 after she felt labour pain. The woman was finally admitted after intervention of social activists and Covid-19 test.

The incident has gone viral on social media and the CDMO today ordered suspension of two staff of help desk, two security guards and two staff engaged in Covid testing for dereliction of duty.   

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