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Death of Mariyamma, 20 years – Investigating Maternal Death – JMS demands prompt action against medical negligence and steps towards stopping maternal deaths

Death of Mariyamma – Investigating Maternal Death in Manvi taluka, Raichur District (Karnataka)

JMS demands prompt action against medical negligence and steps towards stopping maternal deaths

Name of the deceased woman Mariyamma W/o Ramesh
Address Sangapura village, Hirekottnekal Gram Panchayat, Manvi Taluk, Raichur.

Maternal home address: Dhumthi village, Gonavar Gram Panchayat, Sindhanoor Taluk, Raichur Dt.

Age 20 years
Caste Madiga (SC)
Name of the PHC ( reporting)

Name of the PHC (maternal home)



Medical officer (Paparao camp)

Medical officer (Hirekottnekal)

Name of the ASHA worker (Dhumthi)

Name of the ASHA worker (Sangapura)

Dr.Veerabhadrappa: 9449783557

Dr.Chandrashekar : 9480840783


Renuka w/o Eranna:9731207819

Date of death 6th May 2019
Place of death RIMS, Raichur
Date of delivery 30th April 2019
Mode of delivery Ceasarean
Place of delivery Taluk hospital, Sindhanoor
Hb level 7gms (as per the latest blood test done on 26/4/2019 in a pvt hospital in Sindhanoor.  On the day of admission in Taluk hospital, Sindhanoor.
Baby sex/ Birth weight Male ,  2.5 kg
Education 9th standard, Tailoring
Gravida G1
Contact number Dhumthi: Dyavanna (brother of the deceased)

Contact number Sangapura ( Husband of the deceased)




Medical records of the deceased woman Thai card (obtained from Sangapura). Abdomen and pelvic Scan reports and blood test. (ANC check-ups done in Bangalore)

ANC check-ups done in Sindhanoor during the woman’ 15 days stay in Dhumthi village)

Death of the woman: On the 4/5/2019 around 3 pm woman was shifted to RIMS, Raichur in hospital ambulance.  They reached RIMS around 7 pm.  Around 8.30 pm after the examinations by the staff nurse, woman was admitted in the MICU.  One blood transfusion was done in RIMS.  On the day of admission, several injections were written to buy from outside.  First day itself injection worth 2000/- was bought from outside.  There was no doctor to attend the woman at RIMS, staff nurse attended her.  Doctor was called on the mobile and he was giving suggestions over the phone.

Family said that the woman had BP.  No doctor saw the woman on 4th and 5th (Saturday and Sunday). On the 6th around 6 am woman developed all complications.  Though the hospital asked to shift the woman elsewhere, family did not.  Already woman’ eyes had gone up and she was unconscious.  She died around 12 noon.


Demand by JMS regarding the actions to be taken immediately regarding the maternal death:

  • To ensure that the death is audited by the medical officer in Hirekottnekal PHC and he submits the audit report in the suggested Maternal Death Review (MDR format) in 27 pages. Get a copy of the MDR format from the PHC.
  • To ensure the survival of the new born: baby is weighed in every 15 days, milk powder supplied by the dept. etc. if necessary.
  • To ensure that the Maternal Death Audit is done at the district level this month itself and the family attend the maternal death audit and speak all their grievances. One representative from the Sanghatane who is thorough of the case to attend the audit with all the case details.


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