Dead foetus left in woman…
Doctors at a private hospital were forced to remove the uterus of the Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD) woman, who was left with parts of a dead foetus inside of her by doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
Chanwattie Raghubir, 34, underwent two D&Cs (a procedure to remove pregnancy tissue from the uterus).
But after both procedures and despite reassurances that they had “cleaned her out”, it was discovered at a private hospital that some parts of the foetus were still inside the woman.
Kaieteur News has confirmed that while doctors at the private institution were operating on the mother of four, they were forced to remove her uterus because it was badly damaged.
A medical source told Kaieteur News that the woman had suffered a perforation of the uterus during one of the D&C procedures at the GPHC.
“They perforated the uterus and the baby (foetus) came out of the womb, and the lady ended up losing her uterus,” the official said.
Kaieteur News understands that one of the D&C procedures was done by an Indian national who is seconded to the GPHC.
On May, 29, last, Raghubir was discharged from GPHC without any medication for the second time. Her husband, Roy Raghubir had told Kaieteur News that the doctor (name given) had assured him that his wife was “ok”.
“To be on the safe side, I took my wife the same day to Balwant Singh Hospital to do another ultrasound.”
The man claimed that the ultrasound showed that “parts of the foetus were still inside her.”
The woman underwent immediate surgery at the private institution on the same day she was discharged from GPHC.
“The doctors there told me that because the doctors at public hospital inserted nine tablets inside her, they damaged her womb,” the husband claimed.
He added that his wife was discharged from hospital on June 1, and he was required to pay over $300,000 “to correct somebody mistake.”
The depressed husband claimed that he tried to talk with the doctors who performed the faulty surgeries on his wife but every time he went to the hospital, “the staff there always telling me that they are in a meeting.”
He said that he could have lost his wife and his children could have lost their mother “and like the hospital doesn’t care, they only know to kill poor people.”
According to the woman’s husband, his wife was almost five months pregnant when a Cuban doctor stationed at the Kuru Kuru Medical Outpost diagnosed her with a urinary tract infection. The diagnosis was made when the mother of four visited the maternity clinic for a routine check.
The doctor, he claims, prescribed a dose of Azithromycin-Zithrocare to treat the infection. Raghubir reportedly drank one of the pills before retiring to bed. When she woke up the following morning, she was bleeding and was experiencing severe abdominal pains.
The horrified woman, fearing for her life, visited the GPHC to run checks to make sure that she and her unborn child were fine. She was required to do an ultrasound. The report revealed that the foetus had died, and an emergency surgery was required to remove it.
On May 1, last, she underwent surgery and remained a patient at the hospital’s maternity ward for five days.
The husband said that although his wife was experiencing severe pain in her abdomen and could not have walked, she was discharged.
At home, her condition made a turn for the worse after she collapsed. She was rushed to the hospital once again. Checks were made and it was discovered that a part of the foetus was still in her womb.
Mr. Raghubir claims that after he rushed his wife back to the hospital, the doctors were taking good care of her and “they were talking nice and my wife told them that she wanted a stop (a procedure to prevent her having more children) because she already has four kids, and they told us that they will do everything.”
“On Tuesday, last, (May 29) they discharged her and said they already did the ‘clean out’ and everything, but they didn’t give us any medication. I told the doctor that I want to do another ultrasound and the doctor said I don’t need to do that because everything was ok,” the husband claimed.
But after the woman was taken to the private hospital, it was discovered that a part of the foetus was still in her. She was admitted and underwent immediate surgery.
“That hospital (GPHC) want people sue them. They only know how to kill poor people; the doctors there don’t treat people with care. That girl has four children who waiting on her to come home,” the woman’s mother stated.
An official at GPHC had stated that the matter was under investigation, and that a response would be made within a week.
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