IMPHAL, Aug 6 - A 20-year-old woman with pregnancy-related complications died today after five hospitals here allegedly denied admission to her, prompting the Manipur Government to order an investigation.
The woman�s family members claimed that all the hospitals visited by them on late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, said she cannot be admitted as doctors were not available.
The woman, identified as Kanpatliu Kamei, was admitted to a government hospital in Senapati district at 2 pm on Wednesday, but the doctors there referred her to another medical establishment in Imphal at 10.30 pm after she developed complications.
She was brought to the State capital, but two government-run hospitals and three private facilities refused to admit her and she died along with her unborn child early on Thursday, her elder brother Kanpatliu Kamei alleged. He said that they were carrying a medical certificate declaring that she had tested negative for COVID-19.
�An enquiry committee has been constituted to look into the causes leading to the death of the woman,� Health Minister L Jayantakumar Singh said. The probe panel has been asked to submit its report within a week. � PTI