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Govt issues show cause notice to Ganesh Das Hospital

Shillong July 31: The Meghalaya government has served a show cause notice to the authority of Ganesh Das Hospital in connection with the alleged harassment and stigmatization of a mother from containment area, who went to the hospital for delivery on July 28.
The mother from Mawlai Mawtawar, was brought back to the hospital on the same day that she was denied admission there and gave birth to a baby there. However, the newborn died a few hours later in the hospital.
In connection to this, Health Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek informed today that the show cause was issued to the Medical Superintendent of Ganesh Das Government Hospital on July 30, seeking an explanation within three days on the incident.
“We have issued the show cause to the Medical Superintendent of Ganesh Das Hospital on July 30 and we are waiting for the reply,” Hek said while reiterating that no stigmatization against anyone should take place.
Asked if action would be taken, Hek said that the government would first see the reply to the show cause notice which was issued to the hospital authority.
A few days back, Hek said that the hospital could not admit the mother for delivery as there was no more room in the isolation ward of the hospital.
Hek said that the hospital has to take precautionary measure with regard to patients who come from containment areas and that they have to be kept in the isolation ward and not in the general ward because of Covid-19.