C-Sections halted at Govt Maternity Hospital
After two young women, Sharada and Jayamma, who hailed from Mahbubnagar, died at Sultan Bazaar Maternity Hospital, following caesarean operations, the authorities have now stopped C sections and are referring the patients to Niloufer Hospital.
Move comes after two deaths following C-Section at Sultan Bazaar Maternity Hospital
Hyderabad: After two young women, Sharada and Jayamma, who hailed from Mahbubnagar, died at Sultan Bazaar Maternity Hospital, following caesarean operations, the authorities have now stopped C sections and are referring the patients to Niloufer Hospital.
Dr Shailaja, Superintendent of the Sultan Bazaar Maternity Hospital, said, “Our staff is going to Niloufer and assisting in surgeries. The first test report arrived today and it is negative.” she added, “The operation theatres are new and fumigation is done regularly.
We get a number of high risk cases and patients develop complications. In one case the woman had pregnancy induced hypertension and in the other case we are guessing it could be a case of amniotic fluid embolism.”
The Health authorities are yet to act on the death of the third woman, Kavitha, who had delivered a still-born infant at Maternity Hospital in Petlaburj. On Friday morning, the young mother developed infection that forced hospital officials to shift her to Osmania General Hospital for treatment where she died.
Director of Medical Education, Dr M Ramani, and Professor of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr H Anupama, are conducting a preliminary inquiry into the incident at Sultan Bazaar Maternity Hospital. Meanwhile, Minister for Health C Laxma Reddy visited the Kothi Maternity Hospital and ordered an inquiry into the incident.
Later talking to the media, he said certain issues were getting overplayed by media. He said while the government would take whatever action was necessary after it got the inquiry report into the incidents that happened on Saturday, the fact is that the doctors of government hospital are under tremendous pressure.
These hospitals mostly would get high risk cases and some unfortunate incidents happened. Even in developed countries, two to five percent mortality rate is there. But at the same time, one should understand that these doctors are saving several lives, he added.