On the morning of April 22, hundreds of people brought the coffin and portrait of
the dead expectant mother, named Loan, to the Kinh Bac Polyclinic.
Mr. Tran Quy Tuong, Vice Chief of the Examination and Treatment Department, says that if local departments of health cannot solve the cases, the Ministry of Health will set up an expertise council to examine these deaths.
Local departments of health are going to send forensic results of these cases to the Health Ministry in the next few days.
In the first case, a 23-year-old expecting woman was brought to the Quang Ngai Province Polyclinic on the evening of April 18, when her water bag broke and she began labor, at the 37th week of the gestation period. She began having trouble in breathing at noon of April 19. She was transferred to the operating room. However, the woman died the next morning. Her son is now in critical condition.
The same day, Ms. Hanh, 31, died after giving birth to a son of 4kg at the Hung Yen Polyclinic. The baby also died after that.
In Bac Ninh, an expectant mother named Loan, 34, was brought to the Kinh Bac Polyclinic at 8am of April 20. At 0.30am of April 21, she turned pale, foamed and was brought to the emergency ward. However, the mother and her baby died after 30 minutes. This was her third child.
In all three cases, families of expectant mothers asked doctors to perform cesareans because these women were not very healthy. However, doctors refused, saying that these women were healthy and could “give birth anytime.”
On the morning of April 22, hundreds of people brought the coffin and portrait of the dead expectant mother, named Loan, to the Kinh Bac Polyclinic and asked the hospital to investigate the case. Most of doctors and nurses had to leave the hospital to avoid assaults. Le Ha