Needlessly dying to give birth

Elsewhere in this edition, we carry a heartbreaking article indicating that 68 women died last year in maternity care, due to delays in receiving attention from health professionals.

Some died from health care providers’ lack of skill, absence of emergency triage, poor monitoring, poor documentation, stock-outs and delayed referrals.

A study also found that poor communication between colleagues in the same health facility, which include doctors and nurses within the referral chain and of different specialties, was also contributing to maternal deaths.

Editor's Comment
Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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