Will we be able to reduce MMR ?
by Aarti Pandey, November 23, 2006.
In last few days in the Bhind district two pregnant women lost their lives within one hour in the district hospital. As per the article penned by Aarti Pandey published in the hindi daily of Madhya Pradesh ‘Deshbandhu’ two pregnant women namely Rekha Bhadoriya and Kiran Jatav Sarkar lost their precious lives due to negligence at the district hospital.
Article analyses that optimum adequate facilities at the hospitals are just missing and the most needed blood bank facility is not functioning, and as a result of which these two women lost their precious lives.
Rekha Bahdoriya was admitted to the hospital as she reported of bleeding in her seventh month of pregnancy, but unfortunately hospital did not had have any functional blood bank facility and hence due to lack of blood she lost her life. (blog’s additional comments - Though as per the state’s health department website district has a functional blood bank in the state).
Similarly Kiran wife of Mukesh Jatav of Bhind was pregnant and complained of pain on November 10, 2006, when her family brought her to the hospital wherein doctors advised her for some routine tests i.e. hemoglobin and blood group. She was prescribed medicine for stomach ache and was sent back. She delivered baby on November 16, 2006 at her home and had some complications when her family rushed her to hospital. At the hospital doctor saw her after one hour but she not given any treatment. Her family waited with hope that doctors would take care of her for another two hours but the time they could decide to treat her she was no more.
The article questions sensitivities of the staff at the hospital and facilities available at the at the district headquarters. On the issue of Kiran hospital administration say that they did not have the proper beds so she could not be admitted while in case of Rekha blood bank was not functional. Article also ponders over available human resources at the hospital and the way these hospitals are working ?.
Article was published in ‘Deshbandhu’, Bhopal on November 24, 2006