UP: Midwife suspended for holding girl ‘hostage’ for non-payment of charges


Ballia (UP), August 14

A day after a person alleged his spouse was held hostage at a group well being centre for non-payment of charges after the supply of their daughter, the well being division on Friday suspended a midwife.

In a video that went viral on social media, Ballia native Bablu Giri on Thursday claimed that he needed to promote his spouse’s ‘mangal sutra’ to pay the cash to the auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM).

The district administration had ordered a probe into the matter on Thursday.

ANM Pushpa Rai has been suspended on the premise of a report by the Community Health Centre (CHC) medical superintendent, Additional Chief Medical Officer Rajnath Singh stated.

“A departmental probe is underway in the matter,” he stated.

In his video, Giri had stated his spouse gave start to their daughter on Wednesday however she was held hostage by the CHC as he had no cash to pay the invoice.

“I sold my wife’s ‘mangal sutra’ for Rs 5,000 to pay the money to ANM Pushpa Rai,” he had alleged. PTI

 



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