Kangpokpi, December 10, 2017 (DIPR): In the light of the most recent incident regarding hospital authority denial admission of a pregnant woman, Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister, also the local MLA, Smt. Nemcha Kipgen paid a surprise visit today at Community Health Centre (CHC), Kangpokpi which was recently upgraded to District Hospital.

It may be mentioned that on Friday, a woman delivered her baby at home without any proper medical care and assistance after CHC, Kangpokpi denied her admission in the hospital on the charge that she was not accompanied by the ASHA workers and for not possessing any relevant document regarding checkup during her pregnancy.

Taking serious notes on account of this incident, Minister Nemcha vehemently instructed not to recur such negligence on the part of the hospital authority and also raised queries about the doctors and nurses on duty on that particular day. She firmly insists that the staff posted at this CHC should deliver their duty at the best level, with a motive to serve everyone in this district at times of emergency as and when required. She also seeks explanation at the earliest as to why such lapse occurs on that particular day.

During the visit, Nemcha also inspected the male and female wards of the hospital and appeal all the staff and patients’ families to maintain cleanliness in and around the hospital premises.

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