Cyprus Mail

Relatives say hospital delays cost pregnant woman her life

A POST-mortem was performed on Tuesday on a 34-year-old woman who died in the early hours of Monday after an emergency caesarean session in Nicosia general hospital that was marred by delays her relatives feel cost the woman her life.

The post mortem failed to identify a cause of death and the relatives will have to wait for the results of tests on the woman’s tissue samples.

The 34-year-old gave birth to her second child, a boy, on Friday. Her relatives told the press the woman, who was 35 weeks along her pregnancy, had been referred to Nicosia general hospital by a Larnaca general hospital gynaecologist on Friday for an emergency caesarean following blood complications that jeopardised herself and her unborn child. But the doctor on duty in Larnaca would not sign off the referral sheet and surgery was delayed for hours, taking place only after the health minister’s intervention.

The family have reportedly filed a police report against authorities over alleged medical negligence.


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