Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba visits Donald Fraser Hospital due to maternal death that has occurred in the hospital

LIMPOPO- Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba visits Donald Fraser Hospital after receiving reports on maternal death that has occurred in the hospital.

Limpopo department of health has come a long way in the reduction of avoidable maternal death. Most of our hospitals in the province are currently recording zero institutional maternal death and unfortunately Donald Fraser is not one of them.

The MEC will be accompanied by Medical Specialists amongst others Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Anesthetist and Family Physicians. Advance Midwives and Clinical Managers will also join her. The team will assist in diagnosing the main cause of maternal death, provide clinical support, strengthen clinical governance and nursing care.

“We cannot allow the gains we have made so far in the reduction of avoidable maternal deaths to be reversed. Our specialists have been providing support to rural hospitals. On a weekly base we provide Obstetrics symposiums.

These symposiums are aimed at equipping doctors in the rural areas with skills that enables them to can deal with complicated Obstetrics emergencies. We are however concerned by performance of Donald Fraser hospital.

Maternal healthcare remains our priority, the contradiction of a woman losing her life because she is trying to bring another life is unacceptable. We must get everyone involved from society at large and community leaders to healthcare professionals in order to win this battle.” said MEC Ramathuba