Women faced discrimination by hospital staff

19 April 2020: Pregnant and bleeding, a woman who came to MGM hospital was asked to clean up her blood, accused of spreading the coronavirus, and turned away-events which culminated in the loss of her child. In a letter to the Chief Minister Hemant Soren, 30-year-old Rizwana Khatun said that she had started bleeding Thursday on afternoon after which she rushed to the MGM Hospital. “I was abused on the lines of my religion and was asked to wipe the blood. I could not because I was shivering. I was beaten up with slippers. I was shocked and rushed to a nursing home.there it came out that my child had died,” she alleged in her letter. The Jharkhand Police has taken cognizance of the incident and the Jamshedpur SSP has been asked to inquire into the matter.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Business premises
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Business premises Was cross FIR filed No
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Date of incident: April 19, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Institutional discrimination
  • Physical assault
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Number of people Killed 1
    No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Rizwana Khatun and her Baby
    Name of Perpetrator MGM Hospital
    State Jharkhand
    District/City Jamshedpur
    Party In Power / Incidents JMM - Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
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