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Pregnant Rohingya Woman Killed in Maungdaw General Hospital

By Rohingya Eye

Maungdaw, Arakan (Rohingya Vision) — A pregnant Rohingya woman was killed by the Rakhine nurses in Maungdaw General Hospital last Wednesday, according to the reliable sources.

 The victim is identified to be Noor Haba Sayed Anwar, 20, from ‘Wachcha’ village in southern Maungdaw.  She was admitted to the Maungdaw General Hospital for having heavy bleeding at the stage of her 8th Month Pregnancy.

“Noor Haba, preganant for eight months, was having heavy bleeding. Therefore, she was admitted to ‘Haishshu Rata (Alay Than Kyaw) Hospital on June 14 for treatment. As she was getting more serious, the hospital transferred to Maungdaw Genral Hospital around 3:00PM on June 16.

At around 3:30PM, she was taken into the emergency operation theatre. Soon, her family members waiting outside the theatre heard heavy screaming of the patient out of pain. Soon after, the nurses and the hospital authorities came out of the theatre only to hand over the dead body of the patient” said an elderly Rohingya who witnessed the incident.

“The dead body was taken back to her village afterwards. While some women were giving her shower for funeral, they found a small steel SCISSOR stuck insid her private part.

Therefore, her family members firmly believe that the doctor and the nurses carried out the surgery without giving her anaesthetic drugs and later, purportedly killed her.

The Rakhine extremists in authority are misusing their positions to serve their political interests and to commit crimes” he continued.

The doctor-in-charge of the hospital, Dr. Kyaw Maung Maung Thein, is himself a Rakhine extremist. He is notorious for killing several Rohingya patients earlier.

[Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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