Shillong: Following an unfortunate incident at Ganesh Das Hospital in Shillong, doctors and heads of private and government-owned hospitals met on Tuesday at the Directorate of Health Services office. The meeting to ensure no such incident takes place in future.
A pregnant woman was denied admission at the Ganesh Das hospital due to a shortage of beds in the isolation ward. Since the woman was coming from a containment zone, all protocols had to be followed. The delay in treatment led to the death of the newborn. There was also much public outcry.
Addressing the media DHS, Dr Aman Warr said that the meeting was held to prevent any untoward incident in future.
“We discussed among all the doctors and people in charge that there should be a close coordination with all the nearest hospitals just in case the hospital does not have enough beds available, especially where the patient has to be kept under isolation. In future, we will need to prevent such incidents,” said Dr Warr.
The incident at Ganesh Das Hospital had also caught the attention of the Meghalaya Human Rights Commission. It issued a notice to the state government asking to conduct an inquiry and submit a report in 30 days.