displaced woman dies after giving birth to a baby due to lack
of medical treatment in Ponna Kyunt township of Rakhine
State, said local residents.
The deceased woman,
identified as Daw Ma Htay Win (40),
had to flee
from the conflict-ridden Nga
Tauk Tu Chay village under Rathedaung
Doe Tan old village under Ponna Kyunt Township.
elderly villager informed that the baby also died at
around 8 pm on 6
incident took place as the lady was suffering
from pregnancy poisoning. The
villagers tried to send her to a nearby hospital but it did not happen. Soon
after the mother, the baby also died after a few minutes,” said a villager.
The woman and
her baby were buried in the evening.
staying with her family members in Doe
Tan old village for nearly a
commencement of conflicts
in Rakhine State, the military council
blocked all roads and
waterways. Moreover the soldiers continuously fired
with artillery shells. So
the villagers found it difficult to access the healthcare services at the hospitals
even if there is a medical emergency.
not reach Ponna Kyunt general
hospital. We were
frightened by the artillery
shelling. There are obstacles on the
road too,” added the villager.
Since the fighting returned,
hundreds of thousands of people fled from
the conflict areas. The
elderly & disabled individuals along with pregnant women and
children have faced major
problems in accessing the healthcare benefits.
The soldiers have
also blocked all the roads
connecting the towns. The
fuel prices have also gone high. Many emergency
aid & relief
organizations have found it difficult to continue their services.