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Sebha Health Services.— Iman Abdo (@imanlibya) September 29, 2018
Last Thurs night a young woman died from internal bleeding at Sebha Medical Centre, the major healthcare provider for the south of Libya. She had been suffering from low blood sugar, anemia and fainted at home suffering a hard fall. The fall caused
2/ her placenta to displace from her uterus. She was 6 mths pregnant. She started bleeding and went to a private clinic and waited for hours for an ob/gyn to show. When they got up to leave staff told them the doctor would be there soon. After waiting hours her husband called— Iman Abdo (@imanlibya) September 29, 2018
3/ an.ambulance to take her to the main hospital. By that time she had lost lots of blood and flatlined. She was resuscitated at the hospital and the doctors asked relatives to donate blood for transfusions. She died as they tried to operate on her. The same night in the— Iman Abdo (@imanlibya) September 29, 2018
4/ Obstetrics ward of the Sebha Medical Center the delivery ward was closed and delivering mothers were left to fend for themselves. 1 gave birth in hallway, 1 in bathroom and another was delivered by patients in the ward. A women with stillborn fetus had arrived from— Iman Abdo (@imanlibya) September 29, 2018
5/ outside Sebha looking for help. She was leaking green amniotic fluid and women on the ward told her to try to find a private clinic, she had been to some and all told her to go to main hospital.— Iman Abdo (@imanlibya) September 29, 2018
Some women went home others tried to find any doctor at any clinic to help them
6/ This is just one night in a year. One bad night where the richest oil country in Africa is failing vulnerable mothers and babies. We are in a health care crisis and something has to be done. There is no excuse for this.— Iman Abdo (@imanlibya) September 29, 2018