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New - born twins die in GMCH
Staff Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Dec 3 – Disruptive scenes were witnessed in the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) since early morning after one Ritumoni Ahmeda (32) gave birth to two babies within a span of 30 minutes under baffling circumstances, none of them surviving.

 While the first baby was expelled in the bathroom of the gynaecology ward of the GMCH around 3:45 am, the second one died in the labour room in another half an hour time.

While doctors say it was a case of threatened abortion, family members alleged negligence on the part of the hospital staff for such a state of affairs.

Safikul Haque, the brother of Ritumoni said that she was bleeding ever since she was admitted to the GMCH on Thursday and that if there were chances of any complications arising out of the pregnancy, the family members should have been informed about it, which the hospital did not.

However, Superintendent of GMCH Dr Ramen Talukdar refuted the claims stating that the family members were informed about the serious nature of the case and that all kinds of precautionary measures were taken.

“She was a case of threatened abortion,” Dr Talukdar said.

Giving an account of the experience, Safikul said, “I was with her till 11:30 last night. She rang me up around 3:30 am complaining of fever and pain. I was resting in the ground floor then and rushed to her immediately. Ritumoni insisted on going to the bathroom where she delivered the first baby. There was no medical staff around for immediate help. The baby had died immediately.”

I made a hue and cry at this and it took at least 25 minutes for the medical staff including the doctor to arrive, he alleged.

The condition of Ritumoni, who hails from Kajigaon of Rangiya district, is stated to be out of danger.

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