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Ministry inquires into pregnancy deaths

Update: October, 24/2013 - 14:00
Nguyen Thi Xuan, 40, of Thanh Hoa Province's Thieu Hoa District, was hospitalised at the district hospital when she began labour last Friday. Yet, the woman and her child in the womb died on the same day from unknown causes.— Photo giaoducvietnam

HA NOI (VNS) — The Ministry of Health has told health departments in northern Ha Nam and central Thanh Hoa provinces to investigate recent deaths of pregnant women and their babies in the areas.

The departments were asked to send their reports to the ministry before October 30.

According to the media, Nguyen Thi Xuan, 40, of Thanh Hoa Province's Thieu Hoa District, was hospitalised at the district hospital when she began labour last Friday. Yet, the woman and her child in the womb died on the same day from unknown causes.

The ministry also received a letter of denunciation from Nguyen Thi Lanh, of Ha Nam Province. In the letter, Lanh asked to explain the cause of the death of her daughter, Nguyen Thi Lieu, a 34-year-old pregnant woman, on July 30. — VNS

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