Mother and child died due to lack of lady doctor in dera bugti

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QUETTA: A woman and her child died in Dera Bugti’s District Headquarter Hospital on Saturday morning due to absence of lady doctor.
A woman named (x) was brought from B Loti some 45km far from DHQ Hospital due to her severe maternal condition and she died due to absence of lady doctor in the only Dera Bugti’s district hospital.
The family claimed that they have waited for one and half hours for Lady Doctor but none were presented to treat maternal cases in the District.
According to local residents four maternal mortality cases were reported in 2018 as they compelled to drive 200km ahead Sadiq Abad for severe maternal cases due to lack of Lady Doctors and medical staff.
Medical Superintendent (MS) District Hospital Dera Bugti Dr. Azam said, the women was brought in severe maternal condition, following tribal norms male doctors can’t even see the patient,
“There are 7 Lady Doctors’ vacant post in our Hospital but due to lack of residential quarters, none willing to serve here.” MS Dera Bugti Dr. Azam revealed and added there isn’t any operation theater to treat serious patients including maternal cases.
The only District Hospital named Rural Health Care was established in 1989 which haven’t been upgraded in past 29 years but declared District Head Quarter to treat patients from across the Dera Bugti.
“Since I have joined as MS, one female doctors had visited but she left because she hadn’t been provided residential facility.” Dr. Azam said and added total two maternal mortality cases have occurred this year.
Provincial Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti the MPA of Dera Bugti was informed regarding the incident and he asked for a written details and announced rupees 5 million for the upgradation of the DHQ Hospital and Bachelor Hostel for medical staff.

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