‘Jyoti never had abortion in our nursing home’

A day after Panchkula Police — investigating Jyoti murder case — issued a statement stating that Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary accompanied Jyoti to a city-based nursing home, posing as her husband, for her abortion, the owner of the nursing home has now claimed that while giving her details, Jyoti had categorically stated that she was unmarried and had mentioned her father's name, Buti Ram, for the record of the hospital.

The owner of the nursing home claimed that Jyoti never underwent an abortion at the nursing home as was claimed by the police.

On Monday, Panchkula Police had issued a statement stating: "Her (Jyoti's) abortion was carried out in Jindal Nursing Home in Sector 20 of Chandigarh, where the Doon MLA accompanied her as her husband."

Dr Umesh Jindal, who runs Jindal IVF and Sant Memorial Nursing home, to Chandigarh Newsline: "Jyoti had come to me in August, barely a week after she discovered her pregnancy. She categorically stated that she was unmarried and therefore she did not want to have the baby. I had only prescribed her the pills which are easily available in the market and I am not even sure if she took those or not."

"She was accompanied by somebody but nobody posed as her husband and in our records for which Jyoti herself provided the details, she confessed to be unwed and that is why she did not want to have the baby," added Dr Umesh Jindal.

The UT Director Health Services (DHS) in order to corroborate the facts as stated by the nursing homehas marked an inquiry to the District Family and Welfare Officer Dr Soma.

As per the rules, all nursing homes are required to submit their monthly reports of the number of Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP), whether surgical or medical, with complete details of the patients and the reasons for termination.

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