Andhra government hospital refuses admission, pregnant HIV woman gives birth on pavement
Tuesday, 1st June 2010
An HIV-positive woman was forced to give birth to her baby by the roadside after a government-run hospital allegedly refused her admission.
The shocking incident took place Sunday evening in Suryapet town of Nalgonda district, about 170 km from here.
According to delayed reports reaching the state capital, some women in the town helped deliver the baby after the pregnant woman collapsed by the roadside.
Alivelu, wife of a daily wage labourer from Kesaram village in Nalgonda, reached the Government Area Hospital in Suryapet. After the blood examination, she was found HIV-positive and the staff on duty allegedly refused her admission saying the doctors were not available.
Publication : Ibn Live