Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) has been the leading cause of maternal mortality in India. However, in the last few years, the country has seen a decline by 20% in deaths caused by postpartum haemorrhage, according to information shared by the union ministry of health and family welfare.
The ministry in its information shared had said that in Bihar and some other states decline in maternal mortality rate due to postpartum haemorrhage could be achieved because of improvement witnessed in the functioning of the hospitals in Bihar and other places. As of result, people’s faith in hospitals has seen tremendous growth and the credit for this goes to the hospitals having robust infrastructure.
Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is the prime reason of child death which had also taken lives of several mothers. Postpartum haemorrhage is excessive bleeding following the birth of a baby leading to maternal deaths. The main reason behind this is inaccessibility of women to hospitals in time having a good infrastructure.
Famous gynaecologist of Paras Global Hospital, Darbhanga, Dr Talat Fatma while accepting this very fact of inaccessibility of women to good hospitals on time gave example of a 24 year-old woman Savita Devi who suffered postpartum haemorrhage recently while delivery at Paras hospital.
Dr Fatma said that though the child was delivered successfully, Savita suffered postpartum haemorrhage leading to excessive vaginal bleeding posing great risk to her life.
Savita was brought immediately to the emergency ward of Paras Global Hospital Darbhanga where she was treated by Dr Fatma who performed surgery on Savita saving her life.
Dr Fatma said that it was wise on the part of Savita’s relatives who brought her to Paras hospital where her life was saved due to high-quality infrastructure available at the hospital where these types of emergency cases are handled efficiently and brought under control.
Dr Fatma said that there have been several cases in the past when the patient’s relatives did not pay heed and took the expecting mothers to an ordinary health center causing threat to life to both the mothers and the baby. However, when the case becomes unmanageable, the patients were brought to Paras hospital where finally their lives were saved due to timely intervention.
Dr Fatma urged the people to take extra precaution while delivery and bring patients to quality hospitals where chances of postpartum haemorrhage remains negligible.