Pregnant woman dies due to hospital negligence


A pregnant woman become victime of terminally ill health system of the state on Sunday.

A 20-two-year old Vandana, wife of Hemraj, was expecting her first baby. The hapless family resides at Niranjanpur area and her husband Hemraj works as a sales man.

On January 5, Vandana in her ninth month of pregnancy was taken to the Female wing of the Government Doon Medical College hospital with complaint of fever and respiratory problem.

The victime family alleges that the doctors there ignored their requests to allow them to take the patient to another hospital. On Saturday night, vandana’s condition deteriorated then doctors told them that as the hospital does not have maternity ICU and you should take the patient to some private centre. When we asked them to refer her  then they refused to do so and asked us to take the patient to another hospital where ICU is there.

On late night we took the patient to two prominent private hospitals but in one of them ICU was not available while in another, the doctor was not there. We finally took her to a private clinic where she was put on ventilator. On Sunday morning she died. We were excited about the arrival of a new member in the family but now the mother and baby in womb are no more,’’ said sobbing brother of Hemraj.

They claimed that on January 2, the hospital report showed Haemoglobin at 8 while on January 5, the report showed Haemoglobin at 12.5. They argue that either of two reports is wrong.

A remorseful Hemraj said that the life of mother and child to be would have been saved had better medical facility been available to Vandana.


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