Hyderabad, February 15

The C-section surgeries of pregnant women that were stopped at Niloufer Hospital 10 days ago, are not restored. Pregnant women are facing inconvenience as the emergency cases are referred to other government hospitals.

The situation will continue until ICU unit is set up at Niloufer, hospital sources said.

Four pregnant women died on a single day on February 3 in Niloufer hospital. The hospital sources confirmed that the deaths occurred within a few hours after caesarian operation and due to poor quality medicines, infection in operation theatres and medical negligence.


Hundreds of pregnant women and children visit Niloufer hospital daily, which is the biggest hospital for women and children in the State. On an average, daily 20 deliveries – 10 normal and 10 caesarian – are done here. The hospital stopped doing Caesarian surgeries after a series of deaths.

The hospital doctors felt lack of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has caused the death of women. Until the ICU is restored, they could not do C-section, doctors observed.

The government formed a committee headed by Hyderabad District Collector, which is probing the  deaths.

On the other hand, patients from other districts are facing problems as the hospital is treating only normal deliveries.

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