OHRC Seeks Report On Treatment Negligence

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Jagatsinghpur: The Orissa Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Jagatsinghpur district health authorities to conduct an inquiry and furnish a compliance report on the alleged treatment negligence to a woman undergoing labour.

Responding to petition moved by Ranjit Sutar of Civil Society Forum on Human Rights (CSFHR), the rights panel asked the chief district medical officer to submit compliance report within four weeks. The matter was posted for further hearing on April 6, 2018.

Krishnalata Swain of Mutunia village under Balikuda police limit of Jagatsinghpur District was denied of basic health service facility as a result of which she delivered child on the verandah of government-run Balikuda community health centre on February 13 last. She was also left unattended after the child delivery, the petition moved in this regard said.

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