Tainted IV fluid ‘kills 13 pregnant women’ in India

first_img Sharing is caring! 30 Views   no discussions Share BBC News Tweet Tens of thousands of women die in India annually during pregnancyHealth authorities in India’s Rajasthan state are investigating allegations that 13 pregnant women died after they were given infected intravenous (IV) fluids at a government hospital.All the deaths were reported in Jodhpur city over the past 10 days.Laboratory tests had confirmed that IV fluids supplied by a local company were “tainted”, officials said.A police case has been registered and an investigation has begun, they said.“The women died after severe haemorrhaging and we believe the most likely cause might be an infection after they were administered tainted IV fluids,” Umaid Hospital administrator Narendra told the BBC.“During lab tests, we found three batches of glucose which were tainted. We have lodged a complaint with the police and strict action will be taken against the manufacturers,” he said.India accounts for the highest number of maternal deaths in the world with tens of thousands of women dying every year due to pregnancy-related problems.Campaigners say most of the deaths are needless and could easily be prevented if more care and attention was paid to their treatment. Share News Tainted IV fluid ‘kills 13 pregnant women’ in India by: – February 25, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Wachman sights set on Limerick

first_img Press Association Burren Trail was unplaced in two starts last term and will be making her seasonal return here while Mansion House, who represents the Coolmore team, makes his racecourse bow in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden. Goddess Of Love goes for Wachman in the Croom House Stud EBF Fillies Maiden and this 170,000-euro daughter of Galileo is sure to attract plenty of support having made a most encouraging beginning to her career at Roscommon. Tuesday’s Sligo winner Vasoni makes a quick reappearance in the Ballyduane Stud Handicap but she will have to defy a 5lb penalty this time. Despite her extra burden, she is still 4lb better off with Legal Lyric, who beat her by a length and a half over this course and distance just last week. Legal Lyric’s trainer Willie Mullins saddles useful hurdler Drive Time in the Nathan Carter 25th July (QR) Race and he crosses swords with several other accomplished jumpers, including Shop DJ and Caim Hill. Killourney Empress was another to strike at Sligo earlier in the week and tries to repeat the feat in the Greenmount Apprentice Handicap. Tarrsille has occupied the runner-up position in a couple of hotly-contested handicaps and attempts to go one better in the limerickraces.ie Handicap, although he is 5lb worse off with Fastidious for finishing less than a length ahead of him at Naas. While Wachman’s runners have plenty to live up to in stablemate Duntle, all four could be promising prospects at this early stage. Athenaire and Burren Trail kick things off in the opening 7th July All American Day Maiden, with the first-named having made a satisfactory introduction at Navan last month. center_img David Wachman enjoyed a Royal Ascot winner on Wednesday and he looks to have some good chances much closer to home at Limerick.last_img read more