Woman delivers in ambulance after hospital demands bribe

Muzaffarnagar: A woman gave birth in an ambulance after a government hospital allegedly demanded bribe to admit her at Jansath town here, police said today.

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The incident occurred yesterday when Amir brought his pregnant wife to a community health centre (CHC) here after she complained of labour pain. However, the staff demanded a bribe to admit the woman, they said.

The woman delivered in the ambulance while she was taken to another medical centre, police said.

The victim’s family staged a dharna outside the hospital following the incident.

Sharanvir Singh, Superintendent of the CHC, has ordered an enquiry into the matter and promised strict action?against those responsible for the alleged act.