UAE- Wrong injection could have caused mother's death, relatives say

(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) An expatriate mother was declared dead shortly after delivery at a local hospital in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, Khaleej Times has learnt.

The deceased, an Iranian woman, was giving birth to her second child, according to relatives.

"The gynecologist in charge said she checked on her an hour after delivery and that she bled excessively and could not make it," the relatives said.

What made the situation worse was a wrong injection that was given, the relatives claimed. "The hospital management tried to mislead us, and claimed that she died of natural causes. But we have alerted the law enforcement bodies."

The husband of the victim, an Emirati, approached the Maamura police station and lodged a complaint against the hospital. "The hospital management and the gynecologist are responsible for my wife''s death," he said.

A police source told Khaleej Times that the RAK Medical Zone and the Public Prosecution are investigating the case. "Such cases are directly referred to the public prosecution."

An official source with the Ministry of Health said they have been alerted of the case. "A joint committee from the Ministry of Health and the RAK police will thoroughly look into the case."

Ahmed Shaaban Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.
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