A woman gave birth at the entrance of IGM Hospital in Agartala in Tripura on Thursday night at 1:30 am after doctors allegedly refused to admit her as she was COVID-19 positive.

“We brought her to the hospital when she went to her labour. Here she was tested for COVID-19 and her results came positive. After that, the hospital authorities denied her admission,” alleged her family members.

“We waited for an ambulance for over an hour, but no ambulance arrived. Finally, she gave birth at the hospital gate itself,” they added.

After delivery, there was a chaos-like situation in the hospital and attendants of other patients complained and blamed the hospital authorities for their sheer negligence.

When the situation turned worse,  some medical staff came outside wearing PPE kits and took the lady and the newborn inside.

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