Woman gives birth to stillborn, Koorgalli residents protest

Residents of Koorgalli staged a protest in front of Cheluvamba Hospital accusing the doctors of negligence after a woman reportedly gave birth to a stillborn male baby.

Mangala, 20, wife of one Vijay, a resident of Koorgalli, was admitted to Cheluvamba Hospital yesterday for delivery.

Manjula was taken to the Labor Ward at 2.30 am in the wee hours of this morning after she complained of labour pain, where she is learnt to have delivered a stillborn baby. But the kith and kin of the woman, who gathered in front of the hospital after learning about the baby's death, staged a protest accusing the doctors of negligence.

Hosiptal Medical Superintendent Dr. Krishnamurthy, Devaraja Inspector Shantamallappa and staff visited the hospital.

Meanwhile, Dr. Krishnamurthy who spoke to SOM, said Mangala's baby had died in the womb itself and there was no question of negligence by the doctors.