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Telangana: Inquiry into maternal deaths sought

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Published Apr 23, 2017, 3:07 am IST
Updated Apr 23, 2017, 6:40 am IST
Y. Somaraju claimed that 11 women were operated at the Koti Maternity Hospital and the women who turned critical were shifted to Osmania.
A High Court advocate has approached the State Human Rights Commission seeking an inquiry into the deaths of three women at the Koti Maternity Hospital.
 A High Court advocate has approached the State Human Rights Commission seeking an inquiry into the deaths of three women at the Koti Maternity Hospital.

Hyderabad: A High Court advocate has approached the State Human Rights Commission seeking an inquiry into the deaths of three women at the Koti Maternity Hospital. Advocate Y. Somaraju in his petition claimed that 11 women were operated at the Koti Maternity Hospital and the women who turned critical were shifted to Osmania Hospital for better treatment. Out of those who were shifted to Osmania, Jayamma, Sharada, Sujatha and Lalitha developed infection post surgery due to the negligence of doctors and died.

Enquiries at Osmania Hospital revealed that the women had developed fits and bleeding after the surgery and that could have led to the infection. Their families alleged that not even minimal safety precautions to contain the bleeding and infection were taken while they were being shifted to Osmania Hospital. Somaraju appealed to the commission to conduct an inquiry into the negligence of the doctors which led to the death of the women to give justice to their families.

“We appeal to the commission to order the Medical Council of India’s Hyderabad branch and the principal secretary, medical and health services, Telangana to hold an inquiry and take action against those responsible,” the petition said.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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