orders arrest of nurse
A 35-year-old pregnant mother and her baby in her womb died after
she suffered haemorrhage following rupture of the womb when a nurse
at the De Soysa Maternity Hospital allegedly pushed her from the
N.N. Sriyani, accompanied by her husband and sister, was admitted
to the hospital on Wednesday for the delivery of her fifth baby.
She was in a
trolley to be taken to the labour room, when a nurse had approached
Sriyani to examine her with a stethoscope. However, Sriyani had
not allowed the nurse to do the examination and the nurse had left.
another nurse had approached Sriyani and had snapped why she couldn't
bear the pain as this would be her fifth child and allegedly pushed
her down from the trolley.
About 15 minutes
later, Sriyani, who was taken to the ICU was said to be dead due
to haemorrhage following rupture of the gravid uterus (womb) due
to blunt trauma to the abdomen, the doctor's report said.
Edward Ahangama, returning a verdict of homicide, said nurses should
act like human beings. He ordered police to arrest the nurse.