Pregnant woman dies at KMCH for ‘medical negligence’

Published: March 03, 2018 11:55:51 | Updated: March 03, 2018 14:03:06


A pregnant woman’s alleged death due to medical negligence sparked tension at Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) early Friday.

Manwara Begum, 32, wife of Faruk Hossain, journalist of local daily Nawapara, was admitted to the hospital for delivery around 6:30 am on Thursday. After a checkup, gynecologists at the hospital informed her husband that it would be a normal delivery, sources at the hospital said.

But, they said, Manwara lost her life around 8:20 am after she complained of labour pain.

Manwara's relatives alleged that she died due to medical negligence as doctors failed to conduct C-section in time.

At one stage of brawl over the death, interns beat up relatives of the patients, witnesses said.

Following the incident, they said, the director of the hospital and senior police officials rushed to the spot.

Hospital authorities said C-section was not possible as blood pressure of the patient was too high at that time. Later, she died due to convulsions, they claimed.

Police, meanwhile, detained three relatives of the victim from the spot.

The body was handed over to family members on Friday night, reports UNB.

Later, a case was filed with Sonadanga Model Police Station.

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