Written by Bella Dalima
11 Oct, 2014 | 9:16 pm
Motherhood is a time of joy but in a tragic incident a woman who gave birth to twins died after a Caesarean operation in Chilaw.
Thirty-four-year-old Sajeewa Shriyanthi Silva was a mother of three at the time of her demise.
She was admitted to the Chilaw Base Hospital and gave birth to twins on Thursday.
According to hospital sources, a Caesarean operation was carried out by an in-house doctor without the involvement of a gynaecologist.
The family charges that the hospital in question should be held accountable for her death due to their alleged negligence. Due to this incident, two newborn children will never be able to feel a mother’s love.
The postmortem examination report concluded that investigations should be held to ascertain the cause of death. We attempted to inquire into the matter from the Director of the Chilaw Base Hospital. However, we unable to obtain a proper response.
Thereafter, we made inquiries from the Director General Hospital of Health Services Dr. Palitha Mahipala Silva.
He stated that measures will be taken to deploy a family doctor and a gynaecologist to the Chilaw Base Hospital on Sunday.
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