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Officials were absent from the center and the woman was forced to give birth outside the facility. (Photo courtesy: PTI/File)
A departmental inquiry has been initiated against Taluk Health Officer Kailash Kagne for negligence and show cause notices have been issued to four other staff of the centre.
A woman in labor was forced to give birth outside a Primary Health Center (PHC) in a village in Maharashtra’s Jalna district after doctors and related staff were absent from the facility, an official said on Tuesday. The incident took place at PHC in Vidigodri village. He said on Sunday in Ambad tehsil, and the administration initiated action against four doctors and four other employees attached to the center on Monday.
District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Vivek Khatgaokar said that a proposal would be sent to the District Collector to terminate the contract of Dr Vithal Jadhav, while the increment of health workers VN Gaikwad and TS Ahire would be stopped. . He said that a departmental inquiry has been initiated against Taluk Health Officer Kailash Kagne for negligence, adding that show cause notices have been issued to four other staff of the centre.
The officials were absent from the center and the woman was forced to give birth outside the facility, the official said. He said that a similar incident took place at the PHC in Dahipal village of the tehsil and details about the officials have been sought.
All the 44 PHCs and Government Hospitals of the district will be given a stern message and action will be initiated against the absentee employees.
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