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Pregnant woman's death in Hau Giang needs clarification

Update: August, 19/2015 - 21:16

 

Relatives of a pregnant woman who died after giving birth asked local authorities of southern Hậu Giang province yesterday to determine the cause of the tragedy. —  Photo tuoitre.vn
HẬU GIANG (VNS) — Relatives of a pregnant woman who died after giving birth asked local authorities of southern Hậu Giang province yesterday to determine the cause of the tragedy.

Earlier on Sunday, Nguyễn Thị Thạch Hoa, 36, living in Long Mỹ district, complained of pain in her stomach and was rushed to Long Mỹ General Hospital, Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspapers reported.

She was then moved to a delivery room for a natural delivery. However, her family proposed a caesarean operation be performed, since she seemed exhausted.

The surgery was successful, and a healthy baby girl, weighing 3.6 kilograms, was delivered.

But two hours after being shifted to the recovery room she began vomiting and bleeding.

The doctors decided to perform a second surgery after consulting with the patient's family. Due to her womb having contracted, doctors had to remove half of it, said doctor Phan Thanh Thuấn, director of Long My hospital.

Early Monday she was transferred to the provincial General Hospital, but died while being moved.

The initial investigation revealed that the cause of death was due to heavy bleeding, which led to a disorder in blood clotting after the cesarean operation, according to doctor Phan Thanh Tùng, deputy director of the provincial health department.

"This was an unusual obstetric event. We would like to send condolences to the patient's family", Doctor Thuấn said, adding that Long Mỹ hospital would work closely with the provincial health department and local authorities to determine the accident's cause and each individual's responsibility.

The case is under further investigation, with the involvement of police and medical experts. — VNS

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