Mon. Jun 17th, 2024

Grave state of Maternal Health in Kalat

QN9A1892 Zubaida comforts her 40 day old daughter Lal Bibi who is diagnosed with severe malnutrition by MSF doctors at the DHQ hospital in Dera Murad Jamali in Balochistan, Pakistan

Wali Muhammad, lost his young wife when she was struggling to give birth to their first child. Before her dead, it took them a while to understand that the situation was serious. They knew the hospital they were in, the District Head Quarter (DHQ) Kalat, hardly had any gynecologists or nurses.

“There was only one Lady Medical Officer (LMO) who could not deal the case and referred us to Quetta but it was too late and she breathed her last on our way to Quetta,” Wali Mohammad told Balochistan Review.

The lady medical officer on condition of anonymity admitted that the life of the lady and her child’s death could have been prevented, if only there was a gynecologist. Since it was a serious birth case which could only have been solved through a surgical procedure.

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