Health authorities investigate death of young woman following C-section

ADK Hospital. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Ministry has launched an investigation, after a young woman died following a cesarean section delivery at ADK Hospital in Male’.

The mother, a 29-year-old woman from N. Velidhoo, passed in the early hours of Tuesday.

An official from Health Ministry told Sun that hospitals are required to report all maternal deaths, and that the death of the young woman had been reported to the Health Ministry in the early hours of Tuesday.

The official said the Health Ministry is investigating the death for possible medical negligence, in accordance with standard procedure.

The child, who was delivered via cesarean section, is reportedly in stable condition.