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HRLN receives positive order regarding woman who was turned away from a hospital and subsequently gave birth in an autorickshaw

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Earlier this month, Justice Vibhu Bakhru delivered a positive order in the Delhi High Court regarding a woman who was turned away from a hospital and subsequently gave birth in an autorickshaw, and was then charged a large amount of out of pocket expenditure for her delivery. Notable quotes ....
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HRLN receives positive order regarding shocking Safdarjung Hospital case where supposedly dead infant was handed over to family in an envelope

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The case of Shanti Devi v Safdarjung Hospital, which has been ongoing since late October 2017, continued in the High Court of Delhi with this positive order that HRLN recently received, where Justice Vibhu Bakhru reprimanded the respondents for their appalling healthcare standards which ultimately led to the death ....
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Despite Sterilization At Delhi Govt Clinic, Woman Gets Pregnant, Asks For Compensation

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A 28-year-old mother of four has moved the Delhi High Court seeking compensation from the Delhi government for the failure of a parivar seva clinic run by it to sterilise her, leading to her fourth pregnancy. The petition, which seeks implementation of the Centres Family Planning Indemnity Scheme, was listed for ....
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HRLN receives positive order in Safdarjung Hospital Medical Negligence Case

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In the shocking case that involved a baby, pronounced dead, handed over to the family in an envelope, and then turning out to be alive, HRLN has received a positive order from the Delhi High Court, in which Safdarjung Hospital's negligence was described as 'disturbing'. Read the full order below. [gview ....
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Modi’s cash transfer scheme for pregnant women shortsighted, healthcare quality needs attention first

Access to Contraceptives, Adolescents' Sexual Health and Rights, Articles, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Child Marriage, Delhi, Issues, Maternal Health, Media Report, New Delhi, News, Odisha, Quality of Care, Report

By Maya Palit On social media on 1 January, I came across many quips about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s New Year’s Eve speech. “Judging from the speech, the happiest person in the country should be a 65-year-old pregnant farmer,” went one. These were, of course, prompted by Modi’s promise to introduce a ....
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