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Death of Pregnant Woman: Kano Denies Alleged Negligence

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Last week, some media reports alleged that a pregnant woman, Shemau Sani Rabiu died at the Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital in the state because her husband could not pay her medical bills with new Naira notes.

Reacting to the allegations at a press briefing on Monday, Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa said the deceased was given maximum attention when she was brought to the hospital but unfortunately, she died.

He maintained that the deceased was brought to the hospital unconscious on February 5, with complain of PV bleeding and cessation of foetal movement.

“The deceased was attended to by the doctor on call, who gave her all the necessary first aid, including setting of IV Lines, taking of Blood Samples for grouping and cross matching in preparation for blood transfusion, took urine sample and did a bedside analysis where he confirmed presence of protein in the urine.

“He later did the detailed clinical examinations where he found her to have mild anaemia, a BP of 150/90mmhg with tachycardia and marked abdominal pain with absent of fetal heart sound,” he added.

According to the Commissioner, after the diagnosis, the Doctor on called tried his best with the support of other Doctors but the deceased eventually have up.

Dr. Tsanyawa therefore denied the media reports that she died for the failure of her husband to pay for drugs with new Naira notes, adding that it is the policy of the state government to give priority to the patients at the emergency level without requesting any amount of money.

“The policy of the government on management of all medical emergencies is clearly known and practice by all the staffs especially those working in the accident and emergencies, emergencies Units and Labor rooms, that first aid management must be instituted to save life before any formality, ” he said.

He then urged media practitioners to always verify information before disseminating to the public.

It could be recalled that last week there were media reports that the 32-year old pregnant woman was left in pains for more than eight hours without attention from medical personnel on duty which led to her death at Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital.

According to the reports the deceased’s husband, Bello Ali Baffa alleged that she bled to death while he was struggling to settle medical bills at the pharmacy through transfer.

The reports further alleged that the husband revealed how he spent hours waiting for the cashier to confirm payment alert of N8,528 for drug because he did not have the new naira notes and that the hospital had allegedly stopped receiving the old Naira notes.

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