In Cherkasy, woman in labor was not admitted at maternity hospital due to Covid-19 infection

Source : 112 Ukraine

The woman gave birth to a baby at the door of the hospital
16:21, 12 November 2020

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In Cherkasy, a woman was forced to give birth to a baby at the door of the maternity hospital because she was not admitted to the hospital due to the positive test for coronavirus as TSN reported.

The incident took place in the regional hospital of Cherkasy. Firstly, a woman had to deliver a baby at another maternity clinic but the whole family had Covid-19. That is why a husband took her to the regional hospital as it is allowed to admit patients with a positive test for Covid-19. However, they were not admitted and a woman gave birth in the street.

“I almost had hysterics: there was no sense to shout, nobody opened the door. We rang at the door; three times I came to women at another entrance but they did not help us,” the father said.

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According to the man, he was constantly in touch with the doctor who had to deliver a baby in case of the absence of a positive test for Covid-19. Finally, this doctor delivered a baby near the hospital.

The medics from the so-called coronavirus maternity hospital came to a woman when the baby was born. The hospital provided the explanation that the doctors needed time to wear protective uniform.

The hospital authority called this situation uncommon but they accused the parents. According to the doctors, a husband of a woman in labor could not find the perinatal department, from which they would be sent to the coronavirus one; instead of it, a man came to the general admitting area.

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The hospital authority promised to hold the internal investigation.

As we reported, 11,057 new cases of coronavirus infection were registered in Ukraine over the past 24 hours, which is a new anti-record for daily incidence. 500,865 cases of Covid-19 have been diagnosed since the beginning of the pandemic: 227,694 people managed to recover (+6,235 per day) and 9,145 people (+198) died from complications caused by the disease.


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