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Investigation launched into baby's death

Update: August, 02/2014 - 08:31
Hospital director Van Quang Tan. — Photo vietnamnet.vn

BINH DUONG (VNS)— Southern Binh Duong Province's Health Department must submit a report about the recent death of a foetus in Binh Duong General Hospital by August 7, according to a Health Ministry order.

The order followed claims by the mother's family that the death on July 29 was caused by irresponsibility on the part of the hospital's obstetrics department.

Hospital director Van Quang Tan said that Phan Thi Ha, 34, arrived at the hospital on Monday showing signs that she would soon go into labour. Hospital staff decided to perform a caesarean section the following day.

Ha's family said that they asked for a caesarean section as soon as she was taken to the hospital, but doctors refused.

The initial diagnosis showed that the 3.7 kg baby died of heart failure.— VNS


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