• Petitioning Mr. Rahul Purwar
  • Responded

This petition will be delivered to:

District Magistrate, Deogarh
Mr. Rahul Purwar
Sub Divisional Officer, Madhupur
Mr. Nand Kumar Lal
See response
Civil surgeon, Madhupur
Dr. Diwakar Kamat

Take immediate action against the authorities at Government Hospital, Jharkhand for my nephew's death #stillbirth #medicalnegligence

    1. Petition by

      Mohd. Yunus


On 12th November 2013 I lost my nephew, who was stillborn due to medical negligence at the Sub divisional Hospital at Madhupur, in Deoghar District.

My sister-in-law was in labour, when we went to the Sub divisional hospital there was no doctor to be found, neither was there any help available.

We waited for 3 hours for the doctor who did not show up, her pain was intolerable when we decided to go to a local private clinic, where she delivered a stillborn male infant, after much difficulty. 

If the ambulance to assist pregnant women at time of delivery had been sent on time and doctors at the Sub Divisional Hospital were available our nephew would’ve been alive. On Childrens day (14th November) we sent a complaint to the Sub Divisional Officer and the District Collector as well but no action has been taken yet against those responsible for my family’s loss.

That’s why I started a petiton on Change.org asking the District Magistrate of Deogarh, Mr. Rahul Pawar to take immediate action against the authorities at the Sub Divisional Hospital, Madhupur, so that such cases are not repeated in Deogarh, Jharkhand. - this would be justice for my nephew's death.

In order to get justice we would need as much support as we can get to ensure that the District Magistrate is listening and takes immediate action.

India has the highest number of new born infant deaths in the world. Media suggests that new born infant death's due to medical negligence is a major issue in many parts of our country and has affected thousands of people. Ambualnces are not sent on time, lack of doctors and medical facilities are faced by many people in other areas.

Watch the video that Video Volunteers Community Correspondent Mukesh Rajak has made (despite facing threats) and  help me fight this issue in my area signing my petition.

Recent signatures


    1. More families have faced the same plight

      Mohd. Yunus
      Petition Organizer

      Many more cases of negligence at Madhupur are now coming to light because we raised our voice and you are supporting us. Baby Devi was forced to deliver her baby in the absence of a doctor/ nurse because they refused to attend to her late at night. Anita Devi was sent all the way to the Sub Divisional Hospital because the Primary Health Center staff didn't want to stay back at night. All of us, the families who have had to suffer at the hands of these callous officials, are coming together to demand justice. I hope you will continue to stand by us!

    2. No action taken by District Magistrate Rahul Purwar

      Mohd. Yunus
      Petition Organizer

      Even after the investigation by the Civil Surgeon, The DM has not made public any report on our case and has even stopped taking our calls. As far as we know, no action has been taken by the DM and are demands are falling on deaf ears. Even the death of 12 yr old Kundan, who lives in a village close by, has received no official response at all. This shows how much the district administration values the lives of our children.

    3. Our current demands

      Mohd. Yunus
      Petition Organizer

      We would like to thank the District officials and the local media for the positive response and support on this issue.Currently, the Madhupur community and our family along with Video Volunteers and Change.org are pushing to ensure that stringent action is taken against those responsible for the Hospital’s terrible condition. They also want strict regulatory mechanisms in place to avoid such negligence in future.

      Watch this update from the community here: http://www.videovolunteers.org/medical-negligence/

    4. investigation on 20th Dec 2013

      Mohd. Yunus
      Petition Organizer

      On 20th December the Civil Surgeon and Sub-Divisional Officer met with the doctors accused of negligence; me and Mukesh. After giving our individual statements, Mukesh and I took the officials to Aamna’s house. The doctors in question insisted on being present while Aamna testified. They tried to intimidate our family.
      After repeated requests from Mukesh, me and Team Goa (on the phone) the Civil Surgeon asked the accused doctors to leave the room. At the end of the evening the Civil Surgeon admitted that there were glaring lapses at the Sub-Divisional Hospital. He will file a report with the findings and recommended actions.

    5. Initial investigation on 17th Dec 2013

      Mohd. Yunus
      Petition Organizer

      On 17th December the Civil Surgeon (also the investigating officer) of Deogarh visited the Madhupur Sub Divisional Hospital for an inspection but did not meet us or other witnesses. It was reported in the local media that the hospital staff appeared just for the inspection and after it was over, it was back to the usual state of affairs and the patients were found waiting for medical negligence.
      A strongly worded letter was sent to the District Collector and Civil Surgeon to urge them to meet Aamna. Mukesh and the Video Volunteers team in Goa were in constant telephonic touch with the investigating team in Madhupur.

    6. Decision-maker Mr. Nand Kumar Lal responds:

      Mr. Nand Kumar Lal

      An inquiry report has been sent to dc deoghar.an inquiry is also done by higher medical authority..sdo madhupur

    7. District Collector Mr. Rahul Purwar promises speedy action on 13/12/2013

      Mohd. Yunus
      Petition Organizer


      On the 13/12/13, Aamna, Aamna’s mother, brother and I along with Mukesh arrived at the DC’s office after a 50km journey. We were made to wait for awhile but eventually the DC met with Aamna and us privately. The DC made a call to the block level authorities in Madhupur in our presence and asked for a report to be submitted immediately. He assured us that, post receiving the report, strict action would be taken against lose responsible.

      Many of the journalists whom we had contacted earlier arrived at the DC’s office and were invited to record his statement. Mukesh was not allowed to be present even though he is the journalist who has been helping us. We have heard that Civil Surgeon has begun investigation.

      We are still awaiting action and I hope you will continue to support in this matter.

    8. Reached 30,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Ashesh Patra INDIA
      • 4 days ago

      Horrible for something like that to happen.Medical facilities need to be improved

      • 4 days ago

      From reading the comments I understood how massive the problem is. India is a place where without tough punishment people won't do their job right.

    • amenah qureshi RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN
      • 5 days ago

      I can only offer my condolences to the families who have undergone similar tragedy. I sympathize with your cause.

      • 22 days ago

      for the sake of humanity and to punish the responsible people out there who carelessly handle someone's life ,when someone is very much reliable upon them..

    • Nehal kumar INDIA
      • 28 days ago

      its not just the case of jharkhaND....

      most of the government hospitals are like this only...

      i visit govt hospitals once or twice a month and what i see is just intolerable..

      patients are considered not humans but animals...the doctors dont even dare to touch a patient...

      i personally consider that govt should setup complaint number or complaints cells should be established at every govt hospitals..this might would stop such negligence of the doctors or like..


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