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Three women die after surgeries at Pavagad govt hospital as kin cry foul

All three victims had undergone surgeries at the hospital on February 22. Two other women who underwent C-section on the same day have been hospitalised in Bengaluru following the complications.
Last Updated 27 February 2024, 04:27 IST

Pavagad (Tumakuru district): Two women have died due to alleged medical negligence during caesarean section surgery, and one died following complications developed after hysterectomy at the government hospital in Pavagad of Tumakuru district.

All three deceased had undergone surgeries at the hospital on February 22. Two other women who underwent C-section surgery on the same day have been hospitalised in Bengaluru following complications.

Anjali (20), a native of Rajavanti village in the taluk, and Anita (30) of Virlagondi died hours after giving birth by Caesarean section while Narasamma (40) of Bydanur died after the hysterectomy went wrong.

All three were rushed to hospitals in Bengaluru where Anita succumbed on Feb 22 while Anjali and Narasamma breathed their last two days later.

Family members of the deceased women on Monday staged a protest in front of the Pavagad government hospital alleging medical negligence.

Meanwhile, DHO Dr D N Manjunath told DH, "The blood samples of the deceased women have been sent to the lab. The exact cause of death will be ascertained only after the lab report."

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(Published 27 February 2024, 01:29 IST)

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