Hospital negligence may have claimed 2-day-old infant’s life [Archives:2006/935/Local News]

April 6 2006

The Ministry of Health and Population has set up an investigative committee to discover the cause of a 2-day-old infant's death at Al-Sabeen Maternity Hospital in Sana'a. Last weekend, the ministry received a complaint about an infant death two days after her birth. The complaint suspected that employee negligence during the delivery process could have caused her death.

Composed of several specialist physicians, the committee is entrusted with investigating circumstances of the infant's death by evaluating all medical and treatment procedures from her birth until her death. The committee also is instructed to reveal complications causing her death and whether there was any negligence following her birth by those in charge of the hospital's midwifery section.