A woman was forced to deliver a baby on the roadside in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday after after two hospitals allegedly turned her down and referred her to another hospital.
The woman, Sunita, delivered the baby in Bhinga area of Shravasti district after the second hospital she visited to referred her to Bahraich, another 40 km from there.
"When my wife felt labour pain, I took her to a hospital in Sirsiya via ambulance. However, they referred my wife to the district hospital. When we reached the district hospital in Bhinga, they asked me to take her to a hospital in Bahraich. Since I did not have enough money, my wife had to deliver the baby on the road," Sunita's husband Ramesh told ANI.
The District Magistrate of Shravasti district, Deepak Meena said he has ordered an inquiry in the case.
"We have got to know that a woman gave birth to a child on roadside. We have asked for an inquiry in this case. The person who is found guilty will be punished," Mr Meena told ANI.