This comes after two women died after their delivery at Hyderabad's Government Maternity Hospital.

C-section deaths Third woman in two days to succumb to post-delivery complications in Hyderabad Image credit: Screenshot/ETV
news News Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 09:49

A woman who developed complications after her delivery at the Government Maternity Hospital in Hyderabad's Sultan Bazaar area died on Saturday after she was shifted to a private hospital.

This is the third woman to die in 2 days, as two others who had developed complications after surgery at the same hospital had died on Thursday. 

According to reports, all the women underwent a Cesarean section on Thursday, which was followed by a steep drop in their blood pressure. They also suffered from heavy bleeding.

They were referred to the Osmania General Hospital. One of the women died while she was being shifted, while the other died after reaching the hospital.

Meanwhile, the latest victim has been identified as Archana, 

TNIE reported that Cesarean surgeries have been put on hold at the maternity hospital and cases are being referred to the state-run Niloufer Hospital.

In another development, an advocate approached the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Saturday, seeking an inquiry into the deaths of the three women.

“We appeal to the commission to order the Medical Council of India’s Hyderabad branch and the principal secretary, medical and health services, Telangana to hold an inquiry and take action against those responsible,” the petition reportedly said.

Already, state Health Minister Dr C Laxma Reddy has ordered a probe into the deaths and said that the government would take strict action if anyone is found guilty.

These deaths come just two months after five women who underwent C-section surgeries at the Niloufer hospital in Hyderabad died in a single week, while delivering their babies.

Following this, the relatives of the deceased conducted protests at the hospital premises, alleging negligence on part of the hospital management.

A few days, after the incident, the Telangana government fired superintendent Dr C Suresh Kumar, and resident medical officer Dr K Usha Rani.

It also ordered a probe by an IAS officer into the death of the five women.

 

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