This comes two months after five women died at the Niloufer hospital in Hyderabad after C-section deliveries.

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news News Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:21

Two women allegedly died after a C-section operation at the Government Maternity Hospital (GMH) at Koti in Hyderabad on Thursday.

This comes nearly 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.

The deceased have been identified as Sharada and Jayamma. Both of them both were 22 years old and underwent a Caesarean section on Thursday.

According to The New Indian Express, both of them died after a steep drop in their blood pressure, following the operation. Both the women were referred to the Osmania General Hospital as complications arose from the caesarean section.

The TNIE report adds that one of them died while she was being shifted, while the other died after reaching the hospital.

The Times of India reported that Health Minister Dr C Laxma Reddy ordered a probe into the deaths on Friday and said that the government will take strict action if anyone is found guilty.

According to National Family Health Survey-4, 58% of the deliveries in Telangana are by caesarean section, which is said to be higher than 10-15% as recommended by the World Health Organisation.

Between January 28 and February 4 this year, five deaths reportedly occurred at the Niloufer hospital in Hyderabad, after pregnant women underwent an operation.

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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