Salta: a pregnant woman was denied medical care and had to give birth at the door of a hospital

A pregnant woman gave a light standing at the door of the Pope Francis Hospitalin the city of Salta, after they did not treat her in that medical institution. The newborn baby broke her clavicle when she fell to the ground.

The event occurred almost simultaneously with the sanction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights against Argentina for a case of obstetric violence that occurred in 1992.

Last Thursday night, the pregnant woman arrived at the hospital on a motorcycle with her partner in severe pain, but in the place They did not attend her because they told her that there were no doctors.

As recorded in the images that went viral on the networks and in the media, you can see the woman on the floor, while being assisted by nurses and doctors.

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from behind are heard shouts and complaints to the staff of the place for not having attended the woman.

From the Salta Maternal and Child Public Hospital, where the woman was referred after giving birth, information to the local press that “mother and daughter are doing well“, even though The baby has a fractured clavicle as a result of having fallen on the asphalt.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Health of that province, Federico Mangione, said that The baby underwent CT scans and has a head injury, although “the general condition is stable.”

I’m pretty upset with all this. The necessary measures will be taken“, saw the minister, who stressed the lack of necessary controls during pregnancies and pointed out that the mother found out “by chance” on January 17 that she was pregnant, and also managed to open an administrative proceeding to determine the responsibilities of the case.

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The baby’s father told local media that after arriving at the hospital and denying him assistance, he asked for an ambulance to be sent.

When they did not communicate with the Operational Center either, the couple received the necessary assistance and they replied that they could not send the ambulance because they should go to the Solidarity Health Center or the Maternal and Child Hospital.

“We were going to go in remis, when a lady who was in the place approached and offered to take us in her car. When we lowered the cordon, my wife could no longer walk and there she broke the bag. I felt that something fell and I looked down and the baby was on the floor,” the man said.

For his part, the manager of the Papa Francisco Hospital, Daniel Mamaní, repudiated what happened and assured that it should not have happened: “It is an unfortunate situation. We are doing all the corresponding investigations to sanction who corresponds for the non-admission of the patient. We have a record of everything that happened.”

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