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23 May 2014 :: 14:05:03 pm 87956

Senior doctor at Phuket state hospital denies malpractice allegations

A senior doctor at Vachira Phuket Hospital has denied allegations that malpractice was involved in the recent tragic case of the mother who died in childbirth with her baby dying two days later.
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He also denied rumours that the baby was left inside 37-year-old Pontip Bootdikam for 30 minutes after she died, stressing that the hospital did everything it could to save both of them.
 
The case came to light on May 10 when Namporn Intawong, 42, the bereft taxi driver husband and father of the baby went to the hospital with 50 relatives and friends to demand answers.
 
Dr Nara Kingkaew, the Deputy Director of the hospital’s Medical Department, has told The Phuket News, “We are waiting for the autopsy results from the Police Hospital [in Bangkok].
 
“We suspect that [Mrs Pontip] suffered from amniotic fluid embolism.” The doctor strenuously denied that Mrs Pontip was left for 30 minutes after her death, with her baby still inside her.
 
“We did not leave her unattended. We were working very hard trying to save her, inserting tubes, giving her oxygen, and promptly starting CPR to save her life as well as [that of] her baby. The doctor was with her the whole time.
 
“The mother was fine in the morning when the doctor in charge checked on her. We checked her blood pressure, which was normal. The progress of labour as smooth
 
“This was her third pregnancy, her first and second deliveries were fine.
 
“We decided against doing a Caesarean section because natural delivery is better for both the mother and the baby.”
 
“ An amniotic fluid embolism is a nightmare for all obstetricians around of the world. This catastrophy is not preventable.”
 
He appealed to media to “be more careful when reporting news about medical services in hospital.
 
“An inaccurate, superficial, untrue story most of the time causes public anxiety and misunderstand, rather than doing any good at all.
 
“We assure the public that [Vachira Phuket] hospital will give the best service possible to people.”

 

View the original story on The Phuket News

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