22-year-old Tabassum Sohrab Shaikh, after suffering the labour pain, went to BMC-run Bhabha Hospital in Kurla (West) on Sunday, Oct 9 at 11 am. The on duty resident medical officers asked her to go for an ultra-sonography in a different hospital.
Tabassum, along with some relatives returned to Bhabha Hospital at around 1 am. However, she was denied admission to the hospital and was forced to deliver on a road near the hospital.
Meanwhile, people gathered at the place and citing the pressure, hospital authorities admitted Tabassum who had delivered a baby boy by the time.
Tabassum's family members said, "The doctors at Bhabha hospital, anticipating a breech birth, told Tabassum to either go to KEM or Sion hospital saying that the delivery would be a difficult one. The poor girl delivered on the road near a coconut shop. A crowd had gathered. Only after they created a hue and cry the hospital admitted her. But in the morning, they said that her baby boy was serious, and later informed us that he had died. We have not told Shaikh yet; she will be shattered if she gets to know."
The poor mother, Tabasum, without knowing the true fact, stated, "I don't want to make an issue about this. My baby and I are fine. Yes it is true that women should not be left to deliver on the road, but I am happy that I had a normal delivery."