Kanwatia Hospital Under Scrutiny After Woman Gave Birth Outside the Hospital

Kanwatia Hospital Under Scrutiny After Woman Gave Birth Outside the Hospital

Kanwatia Government Hospital Faces Criticism Over Lack of Permanent Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit 

Kanwatia Hospital

Kanwatia Government Hospital in Jaipur city has come under scrutiny after a pregnant woman reportedly gave birth outside the premises due to the absence of a permanent obstetrics and gynaecology unit. This revelation has sparked concerns over the quality of care provided to patients at the hospital, which handles approximately 140 to 150 deliveries every month.

Four years ago, Kanwatia Hospital had a dedicated obstetrics and gynaecology unit. However, the current arrangement involves a rotating unit provided by Sawai Man Singh Medical College on a monthly basis. This shift has been noted to have adverse effects on patient care.

In contrast to Kanwatia Hospital, other medical facilities such as Gangori Hospital, affiliated with SMS Medical College, maintain permanent obstetrics and gynaecology units, ensuring consistent care for pregnant women.

In response to mounting criticism, the hospital administration has sought the establishment of a permanent gynaecology unit comprising senior medical professionals. They emphasize the necessity of this unit to prevent similar incidents in the future and maintain adequate standards of care.

The situation escalated further when senior resident Dr. Sushma, along with three other resident doctors, faced suspension in connection with the incident. However, following an appeal, Dr. Sushma's suspension was revoked, prompting the medical education department to launch a re-investigation into the matter.

Amidst growing concerns and administrative actions, a five-member committee has been tasked with re-evaluating the circumstances surrounding the pregnant woman's ordeal on April 3, 2024, aiming to address the underlying issues and ensure the provision of optimal healthcare services at Kanwatia Government Hospital. 

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