SHRC seeks report on deaths during delivery

The State Human Rights Commission on Wednesday directed Director of Medical and Rural Health Services, Teynampet to submit detailed reports after two women died while giving birth at government hospitals in Tirupattur and Namakkal districts.
SHRC seeks report on deaths during delivery

Chennai

In the first incident, the Commission took suo moto cognisance over a Daily Thanthi report that 25-year-old woman died after giving birth at a government hospital in Tirupattur. The report alleged that nurses conducted the delivery by getting instructions from the doctor via phone.

Paritha, a resident of Tirupattur, was admitted in a government hospital by her husband Imran (30), as she developed labour pain on January 21. She gave birth to a baby boy and within a few hours, she died in the hospital.

Relatives of Paritha staged a protest claiming that she died due to the negligence of hospital staffs. The report alleged that when she was admitted in the hospital on January 21 morning, there was no duty doctor and hence, nurses conducted the delivery by getting instructions from the doctor via phone. Nurses had not done the necessary procedures post-delivery, which led to the death, the report alleged.

In a similar incident, the Commission took suo moto cognizance over a media report that a 32-year-old J Revathi died after giving birth to a baby boy at a government hospital due to internal bleeding in Namakkal on January 11.

The commission had asked for detailed reports within four weeks and said that the matter would be taken up later. In the event of default, the Commission may proceed to take such action as it deems fit and proper.

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