Woman Dies from Postpartum Bleeding After Hospital Transfer Delay in Pimpri Chinchwad

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Reported By Varad Bhatkhande

Pimpri, May 31, 2024: A woman has died in Pimpri Chinchwad due to uncontrollable bleeding after childbirth. Relatives allege that the woman was transferred between hospitals, resulting in a delay of 40 minutes, which they claim led to her death. This incident occurred at Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial (YCM) Hospital in Pimpri.

The deceased woman has been identified as Shweta Ashwin Yadav (age 30), a resident of Pimpri. On May 20th, she visited Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation’s (PCMC) Jijamata Hospital for a regular check-up. She was advised to be admitted to the hospital, which she did on May 21st. She underwent a Cesarean section on May 22nd, and her baby was placed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Following the delivery, Shweta Yadav began bleeding profusely. Doctors at Jijamata Hospital referred her to YCM Hospital, resulting in a delay of 35-40 minutes. On May 23rd, Yadav died during treatment. Relatives allege her death was due to medical negligence.

Social activist Avinash Waghmare said, “PCMC spent Rs 40 Crore to build Jijamata Hospital with advanced equipment. Yet, the woman died despite these facilities. Is PCMC going to take responsibility for this? If all the facilities and doctors are there, but the woman still has to be admitted to YCM Hospital, what is the use of spending money and building these hospitals? A thorough investigation should be conducted.”

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PCMC’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Laxman Gophane, stated, “Shweta Yadav had a Cesarean section delivery. Due to excessive post-delivery bleeding, she had to be admitted to YCM Hospital. We performed a hysterectomy as the bleeding wouldn’t stop. Despite our efforts to supply blood to her, the bleeding continued, and she passed away. There was no delay in treatment. The baby is fine and has been handed over to the relatives.”