Sakhyaraje Maternity Home in dire need of care as mortality rises

FPJ BureauUpdated: Sunday, June 02, 2019, 09:01 AM IST
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FP NEWS SERVICE UJJAIN Graph of accidental deaths during delivery is rising day by day at Sakhyaraje Maternity Home of the Civil Hospital apparently due to lack of proper equipment and facilities. About 15 women and 388 infants have so far died w

ithin a year in the hospital due to lack of proper care and medication.

Notably, about 10,000 women come to Sakhyaraje Maternity Home for safe clinical delivery out of which 20 women meet accidental death during the process. Even their infants could not be saved. Reasons behind accidental deaths are unknown. Yet it is learnt that hospital does not have proper medical equipment and facilities. Women, mostly from rural areas, are brought here for delivery, but they get only disappointment.

Obstetricians and lady doctors remain absent from their work and hardly show any concern about their patients. Nurses often demand money from the kin of the patient.

One of the patients told Free Press that doctors do not examine patients righteously and they are compelled to get operated. Hospital administration seems unaware about this critical issue and doing nothing to relax the patients. About 42 infants were died in the month of May. Previously, hospital administration has taken action against guilty, but it does not make any effect on hospital staff. Usually maternity home staff practices negligence while a patient is examined. Several infants have to suffer in absence of pediatrics.

According to Dayaram Prajapati, a rural patient, duty doctors do not have any work ethics and call patients at their private clinic for treatment. If talk about basic facilities, it is at its worst stage. Fans and tube lights are not available on their place. Sanitation facilities are ill and require better treatment. These problems have been going on there for several years, but no one consider them and act accordingly. Nurses demand Rs 20- 30 for BCG vaccines to kin of patients.

On being contacted CMHO Dr KK Agrawal told that he is trying to curb corruption in the hospital while keeping a regular watch on staff. As far as the accidental death during delivery is concerned, hospital administration has taken firm steps to reduce them. Doctors have been directed to act seriously at their work place otherwise action will be taken against them.

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