New HRLN Fact-Finding Report: Medical Negligence in Dindori District Hospital, Madhya Pradesh

Post Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

HRLN Researcher Monalisa Burman and intern Anusha Ravishankar travelled to Chulhapani Village in Dindori District, Madhya Pradesh, to investigate a severe case of medical negligence that resulted in a pregnant woman giving birth in a field. Samar Vati was denied services, slapped and abused by healthcare staff, and turned away from hospital in her greatest time of need. Samar survived the ordeal, but many woman in India are not so fortunate, and die during childbirth when refused services or abused by staff. HRLN uses public interest litigation to continuously hold Government hospitals accountable for medical negligence, disrespectful and abusive care, and discrimination against marginalised women within the healthcare sector.