Three pregnant women in the southern province of Tiền Giang and another from Bạc Liêu Province were given incorrect medicine, and one of them miscarried soon after.— Photo vtv24
TIỀN GIANG — Three pregnant women in the southern province of Tiền Giang and another from Bạc Liêu Province were given incorrect medicine, and one of them miscarried soon after.
Director of Tiền Giang Province Health Department Trần Thanh Thảo yesterday confirmed that the three pregnant women received medical examinations at Tân Phước District Healthcare Centre early last month and were informed that they were at risk of losing the pregnancies.
They were prescribed Miprotone, a kind of medicine used to strengthen fetal health. But medical workers in the pharmacy and obstetric departments of the district healthcare centre accidentally gave them Misoprostol, a medication used to start labour, cause an abortion, prevent and treat stomach ulcers, and treat postpartum bleeding due to poor contraction of the uterus.
Two of the three pregnant women suffered from stomach aches and vaginal bleeding after a day of taking the medicine. One fetus reportedly miscarried while the other continued developing thanks to timely intervention and treatment.
The third pregnant woman from Bạc Liêu Province never took the medicine because she recognised the mistake.
On Monday, thanhnien.vn reported that pregnant women receiving care at the Tân Phước District Healthcare Centre had mistakenly received abortion pills. The Heath Ministry on Tuesday asked Tiền Giang Province Health Department to verify and report about the case. — VNS