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Letter: Most Maternal Deaths Are Preventable

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(No woman should lose life while giving life)

Time to shake up The Health sector. too much mishandlings on maternity wing . To be specific here in Western Province Kaoma District Hospital labour Ward is now a serious DEATH TRAP. Imagine within the period of 4 days losing 3 women (in maternal related deaths), it’s a nightmare. All these deaths happened from Monday to Thursday last week. Three women died while delivering.

Am also appealing to our journalists and reporters to start covering health matters than focusing more political bickerings, otherwise if no quick action is taken to expose this unprofessional conduct of these quacks masquerading as medical personnel we are yet to lose more women and babies.

A very concerned FATHER.

19 Comments

  1. katweed

    Point on

  2. FGMm

    Indeed another similar occurrence happened in Mporokoso. A mother lost her life when an induced labour was conducted.

  3. stan

    In professionalism of health workers. Obtaining fake certificates they don’t deserve and that’s the outcome. Otherwise bad news

  4. RB

    Its a very serious concern. I really side with the writer. Is it that we lack qualified staff in that field or it negregence of duty. We have lost a lot and from the look of the thing we are still losing. We are appealing to the government through ministry of health to look into this matter seriously.

    • Umwaume

      Hmmnn….@RB, you are talking about staff being unqualified and yet you are the one who sounds unqualified. Look at the way you have spelt the word “negligence”.

  5. Lolo

    I tend to agree 100% with the article because my wife twice she has delivered without the attention of any medical personnel while in a Clinic labour ward at Kanyama Clinic. All the two times had happened she calling for help but they could not attend to her, busy chatting with their friends until she delivers alone that was when they came to pick the baby. Indeed they are “quacks masquerading as medical personnel”

  6. analyst

    the sample size is too small for you to draw such a serious conclusion of “death trap”.

  7. Abel

    For sure please report more on health matters than political issues.

  8. mulongoti

    Yes I also agree I think when there on duty they shud switch off there fins and put them in the Sister in charges office it’s too much of wats ups now we withatl start capturing them on fons and recording them the way they answer patients nurses b aware that you’re paid because of patients nomba katwishi ifyo mumekela impiya ngashalichepa just stop working pantu ngabakutanfya ukalalilila iyo ine change so beware

  9. hanene

    This issue should not be taken softly. We have lost alot of women and will lose more due to negligence by the working staff. At a certain hospital a baby died ( strangled by the ambirical

  10. hanene

    This issue should not be taken softly. We have lost alot of women and will lose more due to negligence by the working staff. At a certain hospital a baby died ( strangled by the umbilical cord as no nurse could attend to her at the critical moment. No wonder some people resort to beating these nurses.

  11. mulongoti

    Amafon pa duty plus amazing mini uniforms and also very tight trousers uniform the always seduce male patients and male workmates these nurses we doesn’t know them

  12. Lolo

    I tend to agree 100% with the article because my wife twice on different times she has delivered without the attention of any medical personnel while in a Clinic labour ward at Kanyama Clinic in Lusaka. All the two times it had happened she was calling for help but they could not attend to her, busy chatting with their friends until she delivers alone that was when they came to pick the baby. Indeed they are “quacks masquerading as medical personnel”. My wife if contacted she can testify.

  13. patrick

    What about hiding your identity it necessary

  14. patrick

    What about hiding your identity is it necessary

  15. Shadrick

    This is the impact of licages that are used by students in various academic institutions. Unqualified students are being given Certificate s and diploma of which they don’t deserve, now see what’s happening when they start working. Is it good to loose three women in 4 days time? It is as a result of malpractice-examinations in schools. I’m appealing to the ministry of education to come up with an idea which shall insure the absence of licages in schools during examination.

  16. david chabala

    howi wish you to take charge, i think u can do well for that u have seen the foundation of such problem .

  17. Mk

    Comment
    I totally agree. Young Nurses that work muma labour wards are rude and arrogant to the extent that they even slap patients, As a result u as a patient fail to call them in fear of being shouted at, hence u end up losing ur life. You will only be attended to with care wen u find aged nurses that are about to retire. Pliz do something about this

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