QUETTA: Mehnaz Bibi was being rushed to the hospital in a critical condition after her condition deteriorated. She was being shifted all the way from Dera Bugti to Rahim Yar Khan for treatment when she breathed her last.
The absence of a gynecologist at the district headquarter hospital in the downtrodden Dera Bugti had cost the pregnant lady her life, and there’s nothing her family was able to do about it.
Sadly, this is not the first woman in the district who died due to maternal complications.
According to Mehnaz’s family, many women and their children had died in the district as no lady gynecologist offered her services at the medical facility.
The maternal mortality rate has risen sharply in Dera Bugti since the past year. At least six such cases have been reported since last month, while the number has reached 21 in 2018.
Refuting the allegations the officials of District Health Department said, the prime cause of maternal mortalities in Dera Bugti were lack of awareness among women and families.
“In many cases pregnant women dies due to inappropriate care and lack of healthy foods which causing maternal mortalities in the District.” Health officials said adding lady gynecologist has been performing her duties from past many days and routinely checking maternal cases.
Courtesy: Express Tribune Reporter by Mohammad Zafar