In Madaripur, a pregnant woman and her child died following a C-section performed at the Kalkini Modern Hospital on Thursday evening
Two pregnant women died reportedly due to excessive bleeding after a C-section at private clinics in Madaripur and Kushtia.
In Kushtia, Ritu Khatun, 22, died after she gave birth to a baby boy through a C-section yesterday at the Shilpi Clinic of the Bheramara upazila.
After Ritu was admitted to the hospital with labour pains, clinic owners Ashraf and Shilpi tested her and recommended swift C-section surgery, said Ritu's cousin Rabbi.
After the boy was successfully delivered, Ritu died of excessive bleeding. Her death outraged locals who assaulted the Ashraf and Shilpi, and handed them over to the police.
Police said necessary action will be taken when a case is filed by the family of the deceased.
In Madaripur, a pregnant woman and her child died following a C-section performed at the Kalkini Modern Hospital on Thursday evening.
The deceased, Shahida Akhter, 23, was transferred to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital the same night and later died on Friday afternoon.
Shahida's cousin Masud Khan claimed: "My sister was only having labour pains when she was admitted to the hospital, but the operation killed her child and then her."
The operation was performed by Dr Enamul Haque, Dr Selimuzzaman and Dr Faria Tabassum.
The hospital's Managing Director Haripad Das said: "There was no neglect or wrong treatment from the doctor's part in the hospital. The woman died due to excessive bleeding from the start and doctors tried their best."
Between 2016 and 2018, C-section surgeries went up by 51%. The High Court has asked to develop a guideline to prevent medically unnecessary C-sections, a stance the minister of health has also advocated.