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Pregnant woman with twins dies in hospital in Arunachal Pradesh

The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW), Itanagar, on Tuesday

Pregnant woman

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Sep 2020 4:21 AM GMT


ITANAGAR: The Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW), Itanagar, on Tuesday, took a suo-moto cognizance regarding the unfortunate death of a pregnant woman and her two "unborn twins" due to the alleged medical negligence. Meanwhile, Meanwhile, the Adi Students Union (AdiSU) has questioned the State government over its preparedness to deal with such cases amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and demanded immediate intervention of Chief Minister Pema Khandu in the case. The students' union has demanded a proper investigation in the case.

The APSCW, in a press statement, said that the Commission has sought the status report of the case from the SP Capital to investigate the alleged medical negligence of the doctor concerned.

The Commission also requested the Arunachal Pradesh Medical Council (APMC) to take steps to ensure that such incidents don't occur in the near future and also to conduct inquiry into the incident as per the rules and guidelines of the APMC.

The Commission observed that there were numerous cases regarding medical negligence towards maternity care during pregnancy and child birth in various hospitals of the State.

The APSCW also requested the State government to frame proper guidelines for the safety of pregnant women and their unborn children.

The Commission had already recommended that the government should establish 'Maternity Hospitals' with high-tech facilities at the Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) and all the district headquarters across the State.

Further, the Commission extended its condolences to the bereaved family members of the departed souls.

On Monday, Deru Pertin Jerang died on the way to Tomo Riba Institute of Medical Science (TRIHMS) near here, due to "the negligence by the doctor on duty in the hospital", alleged Talak Jerang — the deceased's husband. On the other hand, while refuting the allegations the doctor said that he extended every possible help from his end to help the deceased.

This case has once again flagged the carelessness of the hospitals and staff in the State capital — Itanagar — as it comes after another case when a woman died with her new born baby at Rama Krishna Mission Hospital — also in Itanagar — on April 9, 2020.

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